Undercover Operations Lead To Arrest In Wakulla

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Press Release: Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office

The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested a 47-year-old Crawfordville man Tuesday, Aug. 20 in connection with the sale of marijuana during undercover operations, according to Sheriff Charlie Creel.

Herbert Owens III faces four counts of possession of marijuana with intent to sell, four counts of sale of marijuana and one count of possession of narcotics equipment.

Undercover operations involving Owens were conducted four times from March 2013 to Aug. 1 during which time Owens was involved in the sale of marijuana.

On Aug. 20, detectives executed a search warrant at the Antler Run Crawfordville home where Owens was living. Owens was taken into custody during the execution of the search warrant. Detectives discovered items associated with the sale and use of marijuana including plastic baggies, an electronic scale, the remnants of marijuana cigarettes and a marijuana grinder.

Owens was transported to the Wakulla County Jail without incident. A female at the scene was not charged. Owens remains in the Wakulla County Jail under a $20,500 bond.

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