Crestview Man Sentenced to 15 years in Prison Nearly 2 Years After Drug Arrest

Bill Eddins, State Attorney for the First Judicial Circuit, announced today that on October 17, 2016, Henry Marcus Price was sentenced to 15 years in the Department of Corrections after entering a plea of no contest to the charge of Trafficking in Methamphetamine. The sentence is a minimum mandatory, meaning the Defendant will serve it day-for-day in state prison.

Henry Marcus Price

Henry Marcus Price

On November 4, 2014, members of the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office and the State Probation Office went to the Defendant’s Crestview home to serve an arrest warrant for a violation of probation. After the Defendant’s arrest, law enforcement located various paraphernalia in the home to include a syringe and spoon with residue in plain view.

The Defendant granted permission to search the residence, and law enforcement located 278 grams of methamphetamine and various components used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine. Post-Miranda, the Defendant admitted to knowing how to manufacture methamphetamine and possession of said items.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant State Attorney David Stevens and the investigation was conducted by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office. The sentence was imposed by the Honorable John T. Brown

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