OKEECHOBEE COUNTY — Authorities seized more than two dozen guns and turned up stolen goods during the Wednesday search of a home that followed a $2,000 methamphetamine purchase, according to an Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office release issued Friday.
Timmy Barnett Sellers, 41, and 34-year-old Christopher Wesley Nourse were arrested after the sale of nearly an ounce of methamphetamine for $2,000.
Investigators with agencies including the sheriff’s offices of Okeechobee and Glades counties and the Okeechobee police searched the home of Sellers in the 1000 block of Northwest 364th Road and found a small amount of marijuana, 27 guns (including a “sawed off” shotgun), two digital scales, a drug pipe and items stolen in recent burglaries.
Nourse, of the 10 block of Northeast 342nd Trail, and Sellers each face charges of sale of methamphetamines and possession of methamphetamines with intent to sell. Sellers was arrested on additional charges of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
“Anyone selling drugs is bad, but anyone who sells meth is selling death and family destruction,” Sheriff Paul C. May said in the e-mailed release. “Our narcotics task force is paying special attention to this meth problem.”
An additional search warrant was obtained, but details relating to that were not immediately available.
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