October 21, 2016
The DeFuniak Springs Police Department arrested Joshua Michael Mackenzie after he violated probation and admitted he was in possession of illegal narcotics.
The DeFuniak Springs Police Department responded 788 West orange Avenue in DeFuniak Springs, FL to assist the State Probation Office today. The probation officer informed police that he was there to check up on Joshua Michael Mackenzie because he had violated his probation and voluntarily told them that he was in possession of illegal narcotics. Police Officers were given voluntary consent to search the room he was staying in.
Several items of drug paraphernalia including needles, a spoon, and what appeared to be methamphetamine were observed in Mackenzie’s bedroom. While searching the bedroom, the lessee of the residence, Amber Shea Adkinson, arrived and requested that the search cease. Officers cleared the residence of all occupants and secured it until a search warrant was obtained.
Upon obtaining a search warrant, officers continued their search and recovered additional items of drug paraphernalia, pills, and methamphetamine were located.
Both Adkinson and Mackenzie were placed under arrest for Possession of Controlled Substances without a Prescription and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Both were transported and booked into the Walton County Jail.
“I commend my Officers for being vigilant in fighting drug abuse in our neighborhoods,” said Chief Mark Weeks.