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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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