A tweet from the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office about two spring breakers who tried to smuggle vodka onto the beach in sunscreen bottles has received national attention.

The tweet, which appeared in a Fox News article, said, "Hiding vodka in a sunscreen bottle only works if you don’t let a deputy see you drink out of it. Plus you can still taste the sunscreen."

The spring breakers caught drinking the vodka were arrested last week and booked into the Okaloosa County Jail, said Sgt. Jason Fulghum, head of spring break operations.

The Sheriff's Office has had a busy beginning of the spring break season. There have been about 338 arrests as of Wednesday, most of them for underage drinking.

"Last year, we only had 444 total arrests, so we're getting real close to that already this year," Fulghum said. "We still have some of the bigger colleges and some of the high schools that we historically have issues with that are still coming."

Fulghum said he believes the high number is because larger universities have had earlier spring breaks this year. He also said the Sheriff's Office has encountered many students who intended to spend spring break in Panama City Beach, but changed their destination after Hurricane Michael.

Underage drinking has yet to be cited as a factor in any major accident so far this spring break.

However, Fulghum said the Sheriff's Office experienced a first since the enactment of their "zero tolerance policy" when a 27-year-old spring breaker died March 16 after falling off a balcony at a Destin condominium.

"We want people to come here," Fulghum said. "We want people to have a good time, but we want them to obey the law while they're doing it and remain safe.

"If you come here and choose to break the law, we are going find you, and once we do you are going to be arrested."