'More condensed' spring break comes to an end

Published: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 09:25 AM.

“We’re pretty much on par from last year,” Nix said. “It’s the same every year, although they are getting a little wiser on how they do it.”

Nix said students would use water bottles and 32-ounce jugs to disguise their alcoholic beverages, but the four full-time deputies and four auxiliary volunteers working the beaches were able to distinguish between water and other beverages.

Nix said plans for next year will remain similar to the actions taken this year. He said he suspects crowds from Walton County will one day trickle over, but he said deputies will be prepared when that time comes.

Maj. A.J. Smith with Walton County Sheriff’s Office said he plans to meet with Sheriff’s Office supervisors to discuss the pros and cons of this year’s spring break.

“We’ll talk about what the overall spring break and their take on what went on,” Smith said. “I want to know what was successful, what wasn't successful. We see that out of this there will be some new ideas for next year.”

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