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For Immediate Release

Contact:
May 07, 2012 Dominic Guadagnoli
Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force (850) 554-6602;
USMS Headquarters Public Affairs (202) 307-9065
Pensacola Fugitive Found in Milton; Cocaine and Cash Seized

Milton, FL – The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force caught up with a wanted Pensacola man while he was sleeping in a hotel room one county away from where he was being sought. Escambia County fugitive Dexter Antonio Locke awoke to Task Force Officers standing over him at the Red Roof Inn located at Avalon Boulevard and Interstate 10 in Santa Rosa County. After he was placed under arrest by the Task Force, a powdery substance that is believed to be approximately 1/4 pound of cocaine, several thousand dollars in cash and some marijuana were found in the room. An unidentified 18 year old female was also present but is not being charged at this time. Locke is wanted in Escambia County on a warrant form September of 2011 charging him with revoking his bond on an arrest in which he was charged with trafficking heroin and cocaine. Task Force Officers from FDLE, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa Counties as well as Defuniak Police Department arrested Locke without incident around 12:30. It is unknown at this time what additional charges Locke will face. The apparent drugs and cash were turned over to Santa Rosa Narcotics Unit who also assisted.

The Marshals received this case about a month ago and have been following leads between the two counties. At times, the Task Force would conduct surveillance at this hotel and today they caught there break. Once they confirmed it was Locke in that room, they immediately moved in. No resistance was met at the door and they were let in by the female. Locke was brought to the Santa Rosa County jail and booked.

If you have information regarding the whereabouts of a fugitive text “TIP411” or “847411” and enter the key word “USMFL”. You can also visit the FRFTF’s website or go to the US Marshals Web site: www.usmarshals.gov, click on “Apprehending Fugitives”, and then “Fugitive Task Forces” where a link can be found for the FRFTF’s web page.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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