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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  • by Anonymous on Oct 11, 2011 at 01:58 PM
    just wanted t say great job sheriff crum to bad some of these people have been in jail for months long before you were made sheriff and what big drugs yall found a half a gram wow you saved many people from that one how bout locating all those guns that are being stolen out of peoples houses i think those are a little more dangerous than what yall got tired of wasted tax money
  • by THINKER Location: Wakulla on Oct 5, 2011 at 07:02 AM
    Thinkin'...As long as they're illegal, drugs will be a prime target as it's a lot easier to arrest the local drug marketers than put in the tedious time to solve violent crime. (someone just reminded me they're linked; OH?)
  • by Get Real on Oct 4, 2011 at 11:25 AM
    The cocaine and the pills needs to be taken off the streets for sure and those dealing such definitely needs to be punished. But these arrests for small amounts of marijuana is just ridiculous and a complete waste of our tax dollars. The WCSO should follow the example of NYPD and take a step forward for justice and common sense regarding arresting people for possession of small amounts of marijuana.
  • by PrezNixon on Oct 4, 2011 at 08:09 AM
    The marijuana laws are just wrong. Prohibition of a weed that could be used for many uses is insane...Our Constitution is written on hemp paper...The navy used hemp for rope until the 1930,s. It is renewable and makes a great bio-fuel......sickening what the ‘law' is doing for small possession of pot.
  • by Surly Grrr on Oct 4, 2011 at 07:14 AM
    I say make 'sin-supply' a gov't monopoly -- all drugs available to informed adults by 'prescription'. The prescription is a contract w/ society, just like parole -- any violation gets the user thrown into detox. Naturally, issues like DUI, child support, and weapons ownership (ad infinitum) can be covered by the prescription. Issue a gov't credit card to indigent users to short-circuit supply-related crime. Most true addicts are protective of supply, and will make every effort to be model citizens...
  • by Anonymous on Oct 4, 2011 at 05:19 AM
    Let me get this straight now...Is marijuana and cocaine now illegal in St Marks? What will our fisherman do? Wasn't the largest meth lab in the Southeast found 1/8 of a mile from the jail?
  • by shadow on Oct 4, 2011 at 03:44 AM
    Yawn!
  • by get them crum good ole boy or whatever your name is Location: wakulla on Oct 4, 2011 at 02:13 AM
    we miss you harvey. YEA RIGHT
  • by will pot ever be legal Location: looking for a job waiteing on the economy on Oct 4, 2011 at 02:11 AM
    60 year old in jail for 29 grams of pot 50.000 bond. WHAT A JOKE.
  • by Jodie Location: CVille on Oct 3, 2011 at 09:52 PM
    I thank GOD for you people..my son is in Middle School and I remind him CONSTANTLY of where THESE"drug dealers " live...in TRAILER HOMES!!!!!!SIGN ME UP!!!!!!!!!FREAKIN LOSERS!!!!!!!!
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