Crawfordville Man Charged Second Time In Marijuana Case

By: Wakulla County Sheriff's Office
By: Wakulla County Sheriff's Office

Press Release: Wakulla County Sheriff's Office

A 27-year-old Crawfordville man accused of possessing 272.5 grams of marijuana in a June 28 bust has been arrested a second time, this time with an additional 149.8 grams of marijuana, according to Wakulla County Sheriff Charlie Creel.

James Joshua Williams was arrested as part of an undercover narcotics operation where WCSO narcotics detectives received information that Williams was in possession of a suspicious package that had received a “hit” from a K-9 narcotics dog.

Williams was arrested in Panacea without incident and charged with possession of more than 20 grams of high grade marijuana which had an estimated street value of $7,000. Williams was transported to the Wakulla County Jail where he later posted a $3,000 bond and was released.

As the investigation continued, narcotics detectives discovered a second parcel belonging to Williams that was suspected to contain additional high grade marijuana. WCSO detectives acquired a search warrant on July 1 to open the second package and discovered an additional 149.8 grams of similar quality marijuana. The street value of the marijuana was estimated at $3,000.

Williams was charged with possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana with intent to sell. He was arrested on Monday, July 8 during a traffic stop and transported to the Wakulla County Jail. He remains in the county jail under a $25,000 bond.


Press Release: Wakulla County Sheriff's Office

A 27-year-old Crawfordville man was arrested Friday, June 28 in connection with a felony narcotics charge after a K-9 narcotics dog alerted Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigators to a suspicious package in Panacea, according to Sheriff Charlie Creel.

During the undercover investigation deputies observed James Joshua Williams collect the package. He was arrested at 10 a.m. and charged with possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of narcotics equipment.

The suspect package was opened by law enforcement who observed two sealed plastic bags that contained 272.5 grams or roughly one half pound of high grade marijuana. The suspect’s vehicle was also seized and taken to the WCSO Impound yard.

During the inventory of the vehicle, investigators located a marijuana smoking pipe and $340 in U.S. currency in various denominations.
WCSO narcotics investigators estimated the street value of the seized marijuana at approximately $7,000.

Williams is being held in the Wakulla County Jail under a $3,000 bond.


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