DEFUNIAK SPRINGS — Needles, cocaine, meth, a gun and a number of unidentified pills were recovered following a search warrant last week in DeFuniak Springs that resulted in multiple arrests.

Five people have been charged after state probation officers out of DeFuniak Springs located drugs during a check on a probationer at 1109 N. Norwood Road on May 3, according to a press release from Walton County Sheriff's Office.

WCSO vice/narcotics unit responded and executed a probable cause search warrant the same day leading to the discovery of a .45 caliber handgun, a large amount of methamphetamine, cocaine, pills, and marijuana. In addition, several pills were sent to the FDLE Crime Lab for identification, the release said.

The individuals arrested are as follows:

Clarence D. Sheets, 45, possession of a controlled substance and possession of paraphernalia.

Samuel J. Russell, 33, possession of paraphernalia and violation of probation.

Amber M. Deal, 26, possession of paraphernalia.

Kristen L. Shuler, 31, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, and possession of paraphernalia.

Nicholas M. Heflin, 29, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with intent to sale, possession of paraphernalia, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Further charges are pending on these subjects. More information will be released once it becomes available.