A drug bust in Springfield lands four people in jail. The Bay County Sheriff's Office says the drug involved is something they haven't encountered in a while.
Deputies and the Swat team busted a home on the corner of 6th plaza and Everett avenue. Investigators say inside, the suspects were cooking crack cocaine. Investigators seized more than 50 grams of the drug.
3 men and 1 woman were brought into custody - 33 year old Keion McNair, 20 year old Desaria Quinn, 30 year old Marquez Byrd, 29 year old Kendrick Byrd. They were found in possession of an array of drugs, including powdered cocaine and marijuana.
The Bay County Sheriff's office says there are more warrants out for arrests in connection to this case. Captain Faith Bell says this investigation has been going on for about 2 months now. Bell says crack cocaine has become a rare sight in the area as of late.
"We've been dealing so much with meth and pills and primarily that was the drug of choice for the past two years," Captain Bell said. "But this is the first substantial amount of crack we've seen in a while."
Another home in Callaway was raided in connection to the bust. Resident Roy Matthews witnessed the scene at his neighbors house.
"When I walk out the door and see a sheriff's car parked next to me, that's surprising," Matthews said.
The sheriff's office was following a lead, and says no one at the house was arrested. Matthews says it was an unusual sight for his quiet neighborhood.
"I've never even seen a [police] car over here for a disturbance," Matthews said.
Captain Bell says even though recent events have modified their priorities a bit, they're still on the lookout for all drugs, and crack is no exception.
"We had the worst situations with the explosions with the meth, and the death with the pills," Captain Bell said. "We really do have to prioritize, but we haven't forgotten about crack."
The suspects were booked into the Bay County jail. Charges range from trafficking crack cocaine, to possession of marijuana.