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Okaloosa Deputies crack down on Spring Break underage drinking

The Spring Break season has officially begun in Okaloosa County, with families and college students arriving into town to enjoy our beaches. However, the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) has […]

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The Spring Break season has officially begun in Okaloosa County, with families and college students arriving into town to enjoy our beaches. However, the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) has issued a stern warning to all students regarding underage drinking.

The OCSO has a zero-tolerance policy for underage possession of alcohol and has already issued 74 notices to appear (NTAs) during the first ten days of Spring Break. 

  • These NTAs are essentially a ticket that requires the offender to appear before a judge.

It’s important to note that these notices aren’t limited to college students but can also apply to high school students. During last year’s Spring Break season, the OCSO issued 659 NTAs to underage drinkers, ranging in age from 14-years-old to 20.

  • Out of these NTAs issues last year, 144 were issued to high school students, while 502 were given out in the Destin area, 153 on Okaloosa Island, and four others in the rest of Okaloosa County.

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