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Local deputy hurt while stopping drug deal

A deputy was hurt while trying to stop a drug deal in the parking lot of Walmart on Mobile Highway Thursday night.

According to the Escambia County Sheriff's Office deputies were talking with two suspects in a car when the driver hit the gas. A deputy was dragged across the parking lot and the car took off down Mobile Highway.

The deputy was not seriously hurt. Deputies found the car abandoned in Mayfair a short while later. They are still searching for the suspects.