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Friday September 19th 2014

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Over $120,000 Recovered in Narcotics Arrest (video)

Shortly before 6:00 this morning, the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team and Narcotics Unit served a search warrant in the 4000 block of Marlane Drive. When Antonio Blackwell was located and detained in the residence, there was a white powdery substance on his arms and legs.

The substance was field tested and was positive for the presence of cocaine. Cocaine was also found on the floor around the toilet and on the toilet seat. During the search of the kitchen ziploc bags containing marijuana and cocaine were located, along with a razor blade with cocaine residue and a digital scale with cocaine residue. There was also cocaine located in the air conditioner filter vent in the home’s hallway. Approximately $123,713.00 of U.S. currency was located throughout the residence, along with two weapons.

Antonio Blackwell, 39, has been charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell, trafficking cocaine (over 28 grams) destruction of evidence and possession of a weapon