“I have directed my narcotics detectives to find these drug houses and shut them down," Police Chief Mark Weeks said.

DeFUNIAK SPRINGS — Three people have been arrested on drug charges after police executed a search warrant at a "drug house," according to a press release from the DeFuniak Springs Police Department.

After DeFuniak Springs Police narcotics detectives were tipped off to drug use at 269 N. 11th St., they secured a search warrant for the house after obtaining probable cause that drugs were inside.

Detectives and officers searched the house about 8 a.m. Tuesday and five people were detained. A search revealed drug paraphernalia, methamphetamine, non-narcotic prescription drugs and a small amount of marijuana, according to the press release.

Bookertee Hartfield, Jr., 51, Devon Bray, 39, and Ashley Simmons, 29, were arrested and charged with drug-related offenses. All three were taken to the Walton County Jail.

“I have directed my narcotics detectives to find these drug houses and shut them down," Police Chief Mark Weeks said. "This is a start, but there are more locations we are aware of.”

Hartsfield was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, possession of legend drugs without a prescription, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, the press release said. Simmons and Bray were charged with possession of controlled substance without a prescription and possession of drug paraphernalia.