Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Donates Soccer Gear Seized from Drug Ring

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OKALOOSA COUNTY, FL — On March 6, the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) donated inventory seized from a business that had served as a front for a major cocaine smuggling and distribution ring.

More than 60-thousand dollars worth of soccer gear and clothing was seized from The Goal Soccer Shop on Palmetto Drive in Destin in September 2011. Investigators determined the store was being used to launder money for an operation involving cocaine sales and storage.

The Okaloosa County Drug Task Force initiated the investigation, which was also supported by the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms as well as the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and State Attorney’s Office.

Two people were arrested for using the Goal Soccer Shop as a front for…

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