Wakulla County Meth Investigation Concludes with Arrest

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News Release: Wakulla County Sheriff's Office
September 2, 2014

CRAWFORDVILLE, Fla. -- A Panacea man was arrested Friday following an extensive methamphetamine investigation by the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit, according to Sheriff Charlie Creel

Jacob John Oliver Sparks, 21, was arrested at a Crawfordville pharmacy while having a friend attempt to purchase materials needed to manufacture methamphetamine.

The WCSO Narcotics Unit had an ongoing investigation underway to locate Sparks who was wanted on multiple felony narcotics charges.

Investigators observed the subject during the afternoon hours and arrested Sparks from inside a vehicle without incident.

The Narcotics Unit arrested Sparks for active warrants for possession of methamphetamine, manufacture of methamphetamine and possession of narcotics equipment and sale of methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine from two previous investigations from earlier this year.

On Friday, Sparks was arrested for possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell and possession of narcotics equipment.

During the search of the vehicle, deputies discovered narcotics equipment and a substance believed to be methamphetamine. Other items were located inside the vehicle trunk that had been used to manufacture methamphetamine. Residue was discovered inside the vehicle that tested positive for methamphetamine.

Additional charges are possible as deputies attempt to identify a broken pill discovered in the vehicle. The narcotic was sent to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for chemical analysis.

Sparks was transported to the Wakulla County Jail where he remains under a $303,000 bond. Sparks’ companion at the pharmacy was questioned but was not detained.

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