Press Release: Wakulla County Sheriff's Office
Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit investigators arrested a 31-year-old Crawfordville man Tuesday, July 30 following the execution of a search warrant at 4 Graham Trail in Crawfordville, according to Sheriff Charlie Creel.
Benjamin Franklin Graham, Jr. was charged with possession of methamphetamine, sale of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana with intent to sell and sale of marijuana.
The WCSO Narcotics Unit began an investigation into Graham’s activities in May 2013. Earlier this month the unit conducted undercover operations that resulted in the purchase of marijuana and methamphetamine from Graham.
A search warrant was obtained for Graham’s residence on July 29 and it was served at 6:40 a.m. July 30. Graham was taken into custody and the residence was secured. Two other adults and five juveniles inside the home were taken out of the home for safety reasons.
Deputy Sean Wheeler discovered an active chemical reaction in a bathroom and an active “gas generator” was located in a tub. All of the items located in the bathroom were necessary components for the manufacture of methamphetamine.
A search of the home resulted in methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and baggies of marijuana being seized during the bust along with a surveillance camera, computer and televisions. Detectives Rob Giddens and Derek Lawhon also assisted the Narcotics Unit in executing the search warrant. Detectives recovered approximately 40 grams of marijuana.
Graham was transported to the Wakulla County Jail without incident. He is being held in the jail under a $250,000 bond. Additional charges are anticipated.