Narcotics Operation Leads to 13 Arrests

By: WCSO Release
By: WCSO Release

Wakulla County, Florida - April 6, 2011 -

A 12 day long undercover narcotics operation netted Wakulla County Sheriff’s office investigators 13 of the 17 suspects they were seeking with arrests related to a variety of narcotics charges including methamphetamines, cocaine, marijuana and prescription pills, according to Sheriff David Harvey.

“The arrest warrants resulted in the setting of $1.2 million worth of bonds,” said Sheriff Harvey. “Four additional suspects remain at large and they are believed to be out of the area. The WCSO Narcotics/Vice Division worked a little more than one week to arrange the arrests using undercover purchases and confidential informants.”

The range of the arrest dates was from March 23 to April 4 and the following individuals have been arrested:

· Joshua Hall Whaley, 29, of Crawfordville, arrested March 31 for possession and sale of methamphetamines. He remains in jail under a $50,000 bond.

· Mary Catherine Scarborough, 41, of Carrabelle, arrested April 3 for possession and sale of cocaine. She posted a $50,000 bond April 4 and was released.

· Eric David Wood, 20, of Crawfordville, sale and possession of marijuana. He was arrested March 23 and was released March 29 after posting a $50,000 bond.

· Jessica Lynn Mays, 21, of Crawfordville, arrested March 31 for cultivation of marijuana. She posted a $2,500 bond and was released from jail on April 1.

· Angela Nicole O’Neal, 34, of Crawfordville, arrested March 31 for possession of synthetic narcotics with intent to sell, sale of prescription pills and drug trafficking more than four grams. She posted a $100,000 bond and was released from jail on April 4.

· Tami Lynn Hartsfield, 35, of Crawfordville, arrested March 31 for drug trafficking and distribution and possession of prescription pills. She remains in jail under a $100,000 bond.

· Tammie D. Keith, 48, of Panacea, arrested April 2 on charges of possession and sale of narcotics. She posted a $50,000 bond and was released April 2.

· Paten Ray Alford, 20, arrested March 31 for sale and possession of marijuana. He remains in jail under a $50,000 bond.

· Jeannina Marcela Harrell, 46, of Panacea, arrested April 2 for sale and possession of cocaine. She posted a $50,000 bond and was released April 2.

· Randolph Jackson Scarborough, 37, of Crawfordville, was arrested March 31 for sale and possession of marijuana. He remains in jail under a $50,000 bond.

· Jefferson Reams Alford, 46, of Tallahassee, arrested March 31 on two counts each of possession and sale of marijuana charges. He remains in jail pending a $200,000 bond.

· Mandy Plympton McCranie, 34, of Panacea, arrested April 4 on sale and possession of cocaine charges. She remains in jail under a $50,000 bond.

· Wanda Sue Chadwell, 45, of Crawfordville, arrested April 3 on possession and sale of narcotics. She remains in jail under a $50,000 bond.

“The sheriff’s office is listening to the community and when we get complaints from the public about potential drug trade we take the tips seriously and target those locations to determine whether an undercover operation is warranted,” said the sheriff. “Our goal is to clean up the community and Keep Wakulla County Safe.”


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  • by LOL Location: Wakulla on Dec 14, 2011 at 12:26 PM
    Just to let everyone know. Some of these charges were from something that had occured as far back as January 2010. Then arrested these people in April of 2011. They sent people who had commeted other crimes to these 13 people to bust them so that they did not have to go to jail. Hmmm I know serveral of these people had already stopped doing these things and had become better people. Now you tell me what good it does them? Now they can't get a good paying job to support their families. Nice huh? Don't jugde people you don't ever know the reason they sometimes have to do things.
  • by ken Location: apalachicola on Apr 7, 2011 at 10:20 AM
    Big bonds for people with pot. Then we put them in jail and it coast the people $30,000 a year to keep them locked up. Thats why we cut teacher pay and schools. Let's cut the DEA, they are a bunch of crooks. You think the wcso would go after real crooks. oh, I guess that would be to much like real work. Shame on you wcso. Shame on the state of fl. for locking people up for pot. shame shame shame
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      by Nic on Apr 7, 2011 at 12:40 PM in reply to ken
      Lord shut up please, drug dealers need to be off the street, they are making money the illegal way and im sick of all the drug related shootings going on in this state
  • by Odd Location: Wakulla on Apr 7, 2011 at 08:42 AM
    Why no big drugs arrests? Only people selling a little here and there. Hmmm..... When will Wakulla or the State take down the big dealers?
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      by Jim on Apr 7, 2011 at 10:43 AM in reply to Odd
      Any time you get meth and/or coke off the streets, you are doing a good thing...regardless of quantity.
  • by Ron Location: Carrabelle on Apr 7, 2011 at 07:45 AM
    Florida's economy is built on the crooked penal and court system.
  • by fed-x Location: fl on Apr 6, 2011 at 09:00 PM
    do as harvey says not as he does. every town has a crooked sheriff to lock your children up.
  • by Concerned Citizen Location: Crawfordville on Apr 6, 2011 at 08:51 PM
    I am relieved these folks are off the streets,but I was thinking maybe they should contact Willie Meggs and he can let them give a public apology for they're wrong doing and get the county to pay for they're fines while they are at. Certainly not have to go to Court and face the charges or even jail or probation.Oops that deal is for the Sheriff only, what was I thinking.I am proud of our law enforcement to bad the law doesnt apply to everyone
  • by red Location: wakulla on Apr 6, 2011 at 07:46 PM
    im right there with you jes lol!
  • by just wondering on Apr 6, 2011 at 06:30 PM
    lol... glad these thugs are locked up. they should have went to mcdonald's "big hiring day"
  • by jes on Apr 6, 2011 at 02:12 PM
    What! 17 white people arrested for drugs? According to most of the comments in this site and the tallahassee democrat, only blacks and hispanics are crack addicts and drug pushers.
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      by I agree with Jes on Apr 6, 2011 at 03:29 PM in reply to jes
      LOL Jes you are sooooo right!!!!
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      by Guy on Apr 7, 2011 at 10:37 AM in reply to jes
      The racial composition of the US prison and jail population as of 2008 was 60.21% (African American (non-Hispanic), 20.29% Hispanic, 13.44% White American (non-Hispanic)...not bad for a group of people that make up 15% of the country. But sure...please continue with your ignorant, racist remarks.
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        by jes on Apr 7, 2011 at 12:43 PM in reply to Guy
        Wrong 2010 census stats. 12.3% black, 16% hispanic are the population figures which totals 28.3 total population of these 2 minoritys. Why is that some need to inflate or deflate stats to prove themselves? And call others who they don't agree with names like ignorant racist? Real class!
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          by Guy on Apr 7, 2011 at 02:25 PM in reply to jes
          I threw the 15% in there. My bad for being off by 2.7%...hardly an inflation. But since you are a numbers person, and I provided some for you, please explain the major disparity in the prison system. Victims? Hardly. To insinuate most comments are racist is ridiculous. Classy is the least of your problems.
  • by Anon on Apr 6, 2011 at 01:14 PM
    You people slam the WCSO and Sheriff for every possible reason wheather there is any basis for it or not. You sound like a tired "old song". Just over and over and over...........Get a life and leave it alone.
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      by Bhahaha on Apr 6, 2011 at 05:59 PM in reply to Anon
      Just need to understand, it's due time, well over due time...
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