On Wednesday, September 24th, the Eglin Range Patrol observed two males in a vehicle on Eglin property with a suspicious bottle next to the driver’s side door. The Walton County Sheriff’s Office was notified and responded to the area of 15000 West State Highway 20 to assist Eglin Range Patrol. Upon further investigation, the bottle was determined to be an active one-pot methamphetamine cook vessel. Investigators with the Vice/Narcotics Unit arrived on scene and rendered the bottle safe. Various items used in the manufacture of and consumption of methamphetamine were found in the vehicle and surrounding area.
Richard Lee Cox (uncle), 33, of 38 Pahl Road, Niceville and Bryan Matthew Cox (nephew), 29, of 58 Beach Street, Freeport, were both charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, manufacturing methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.