Multiple arrested in Franklin County drug raid operation

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Fla. — Deputies of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office took to the streets on Thursday morning to combat drug addiction and drug dealers, all with a goal to help better the community.

‘Operation Ice Breaker’ is the name of drug sting to get dealers off the street.

The sheriff allowed News13’s Kayla Tucker to ride along and see what deputies experience as they face danger and try to enforce the law.

The crew had nine individuals on their radar as deputies visited multiple homes.

After a few hours, the sheriff’s office took all suspects into custody, plus a few more.

Sheriff A.J. Smith says they do raids like this to not only get the dealers off the streets but to also ensure a healthy community.

He says if anyone in the area needs help with addiction, to visit the sheriff’s office.

Thirteen people were arrested in all. They are: 

Robert New: possession of paraphernalia,

Gary Barineau: possession of paraphernalia

Benny Strops: violation of sex offender restrictions 

Mark Williams: sale of methamphetamine

Revel Dean: sale of methamphetamine within 1,000 ft of a church

Josephine Givans: sale of methamphetamine

Christopher Buzbee: sale of methamphetamine within 1,000 ft of a church

Shelton Hutchins: Trafficking Methamphetamine

Kayla Osburn: sale of methamphetamine, also possession of methamphetamine and paraphernalia

Christian Page: sale of methamphetamine within 1,000 ft of a church, possession of methamphetamine and paraphernalia

Larry Cummings: sale of methamphetamine and cocaine

Kris Kelly: Sale of meth within 1,000 ft of a church

One juvenile was also arrested for sale of methamphetamine.

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