A sigh of relief: Spring break over in Walton County

Published: Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 04:08 PM.

The message was nationwide, Smith said, noting that student's from surrounding state universities had heard about the arrests and party busts before they made their way to the beach. Local musician Chris Manson even wrote a song about it —"Spring Break in the Walton County Jail." With forcible evictions, Walton County sheriff's cleared crowded rentals and in one instance, even evicted 150 guests. 

This year, underage drinkers were served with a notice to appear or given a $250 fine. Next year, Adkinson said he is looking in to the Sheriff's Work Alternative Program, which will require breakers to come back to Walton County and "make Walton County beautiful," he said.

Sheriff Michael Adkinson with the Walton County Sheriff's Office credited the spring break success to community partners and the efforts from Florida Sheriff's Association.

"This is not a one-time thing," Adkinson said of the zero-tolerance policy. "This is business as usual."




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