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Narcotics Operation Leads to 13 Arrests

By: WCSO Release
By: WCSO Release

Crawfordville, Florida - October 3, 2011 -

The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office arrested 13 individuals in connection with a variety of drug charges following the purchase of illegal narcotics from suspects using confidential informants, said Sheriff Donnie Crum.

According to Undersheriff Maurice Langston, “The ongoing drug operation was conducted over several weeks during the past few months by the WCSO Narcotics Division.” The arrests included:

· Donnie Ray Boutin, 60, of Crawfordville was charged with possession of marijuana and sale of marijuana. The controlled purchase netted 29.6 grams of cannabis. Boutin remains in the Wakulla County Jail under a $50,000 bond.

· Joseph Brandon Anderson, 20, of Crawfordville was charged possession of marijuana and sale of marijuana. Two controlled buys netted 25.9 grams and 23.8 grams of marijuana.

· Jeffrey Robert Elkins, 24, of Crawfordville was charged with possession of marijuana and sale of marijuana following three controlled purchases. The buys netted 7.5 grams, 12.2 grams and 15.1 grams.

· Arron Michael Riley, 22, of Panacea was charged with cultivation of marijuana and resisting arrest with violence after law enforcement went to his home to investigate an accidental shooting report and discovered seven marijuana plants growing at his home.

· Willis Eric Andrew Adams, 24, of Crawfordville was charged with possession of cocaine and sale of cocaine. He was in possession of .5 of a gram of cocaine.

· Eric Lee Allred, 27, of Crawfordville was charged with trafficking more than four grams of prescription pills, distribution of synthetic narcotics and sale of synthetic narcotics-prescription pills.

· David Howard King, 36, of Panacea was charged with trafficking more than four grams of prescription pills, distribution of synthetic narcotics and sale of synthetic narcotics-prescription pills. He possessed five grams of pills.

· Paula Ann Sheward, 36, of Crawfordville was charged with possession of cocaine and sale of cocaine. Two controlled purchases netted 3.3 grams and 4.9 grams of cocaine. She remains in the Wakulla County Jail under a $100,000 bond.

· Shawn Lamond Thomas, 40, of Crawfordville was charged with possession of marijuana and sale of marijuana. The controlled purchase netted 9.1 grams of marijuana.

· Trina Alford Debaufer, 23, of Tallahassee was charged with possession of marijuana and sale of marijuana. The controlled purchase netted 14.2 grams.

· Travis Jermaine Rosier, 27, of Crawfordville was charged with sale of cocaine and possession of cocaine following a controlled purchase. The operation netted 2.5 grams of cocaine. Rosier is being held in the Wakulla County Jail under a $100,000 bond.

· Andrea Dalsie Carol Nichols, 26, of Sopchoppy was charged with possession of crack cocaine and distribution of crack cocaine. The operation netted .5 a gram of cocaine on two different occasions. She remains in the Wakulla County Jail under a $200,000 bond.

· Joseph Clifford McPhaul, 67, of Crawfordville was charged with possession of marijuana more than 20 grams following an undercover operation that involved additional agencies. Investigators discovered 948 grams of marijuana at his home.

Additional narcotics warrants have been issued for more suspects in previously conducted controlled purchases and additional arrests are anticipated as the narcotics investigation continues, Sheriff Crum concluded.


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