Investigators with the Walton County Sheriff’s Office arrested Scott Allen Anderson, 47, of 432 County Highway 185, Defuniak Springs, for possession of a controlled substance, possession of cocaine and possession of narcotic equipment. A search warrant was executed at the above location after the Sheriff’s Office was informed that illegal narcotics were inside the residence. Two samll baggies were found in Anderson’s dresser drawer and field tested for methamphetamine and cocaine. Numerous cut straws and light bulbs with residue inside the bulbs were also found and were utlized as smoking devices. Investigators also found a container inside Anderson’s truck containing a baggie of methamphetamine.
Anderson was booked at the Walton County Department of Corrections.
On Sunday, October 6, 2013, Walton County Sheriff’s Office Investigators secured a search warrant for the residence located at 190 Little Creek Trail, DeFuniak Springs; located in the New Harmony community. The search warrant was obtained after Walton County Sheriff’s Office investigators and deputies accompanied Department of Children and Families to investigate allegations of methamphetamine manufacture with children present. Based on the discoveries and information gathered during the initial investigation, a search warrant was prepared for the residence. Upon the execution of the search warrant, investigators discovered items conducive with the manufacture of methamphetamine including, muriatic acid, sodium hydroxide, lithium and camp fuel; along with an excess of approximately 800 grams of methamphetamine oil. A small amount of finished product methamphetamine was seized along with items of paraphernalia used in the manufacture process.
Tyler James McCarter, 21, was charged with Manufacture of Methamphetamine, Trafficking in Methamphetamine, Cultivation of Marijuana and Possession of Narcotics Equipment. Pamela Dawn Dennis, 35, was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Narcotic Equipment. Both suspects reside at 190 Little Creek Trail, Defuniak Springs, and were arrested in relation to the methamphetamine manufacturing and narcotic equipment located at the residence.
The investigation is still ongoing and additional arrests are possible. Both subjects were transported to the Walton County Department of Corrections for booking and first appearance.
On Saturday, October 5, 2013, the Walton County Sheriff’s Office Investigators secured a search warrant for the residence located at 118 Toledo Avenue, DeFuniak Springs, Florida. The search warrant was obtained after investigators learned of reported stolen property being concealed at the location. Upon executing the search warrant for the stolen property, investigators discovered items conducive with the manufacture of methamphetamine. Based on these discoveries, a second search warrant was obtained in regard to the apparent narcotic activity.
After preparing the second search warrant, investigators completed the search of the residence and recovered items used in the manufacture of methamphetamine including, pseudoephedrine, muriatic acid, sodium hydroxide, ammonia nitrate, red phosphorous and iodine crystals. A small amount of finished product methamphetamine was recovered along with numerous items of paraphernalia used in the manufacture process, which were also seized.
Two subjects residing at the 118 Toledo Avenue were arrested in relation to the narcotic equipment located there. Keith Bay Lewis II, 37, was charged with Manufacture of Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana less than 20 grams and Possession of Narcotics Equipment. Lewis also had an active warrant for Violation of Injunction for Domestic Violence. Justin Colt Bray, 31, was charged with Manufacture of Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Narcotic Equipment. The investigation regarding stolen property is still ongoing and additional arrests and charges are expected. Both subjects were transported to the Walton County Department of Corrections for booking and first appearance.
Gregory Wayne Ledbetter, 40, and Beverly Ann Wheeler, 38, were arrested yesterday for stealing several items from Wal-Mart located at 6712 West US Highway 98, Santa Rosa Beach. Both were caught on video surveillance on Wednesday, October 2nd, where Ledbetter was seen taking a Bostich Socket Set out of the box and concealing it in a plastic bag and leaving the store without rendering payment. Wheeler took the socket set from Ledbetter in the parking lot and attempted to return the item to Wal-Mart for money but was denied.
Wal-Mart Loss Prevention also pulled video surveillance of both suspects who broke into a Tahoe in the parking lot on the same day and stole the victim’s purse which was placed underneath the seat. The suspects gained access by breaking the window, causing $300 worth of damage along with the theft of debit cards, $200 in cash and $100 knife.
On Thursday, October 3rd, both suspects returned to Wal-Mart and were recognized by Wal-Mart Loss Prevention. The Walton County Sheriff’s Office was notified and responded to Wal-Mart where Ledbetter and Wheeler were detained and questioned. Ledbetter provided a fictitious name multiple times to law enforcement and denied any knowledge of the previous day’s incident. After reviewing surveillance video, Ledbetter and Wheeler matched the individuals caught on camera stealing.
Gregory Wayne Ledbetter of 7321 Gilbert Road, Panama City is charged with criminal mischief, burglary, two counts of larceny and resisting an officer by disguise.
Beverly Ann Wheeler of 114 Holly Street, Rome GA is charged with dealing in stolen property.