On Thursday, September 26, 2013, the Walton County Sheriff’s Office responded to 80 Boonie Lane in Vernon, in response to a complaint of an individual manufacturing methamphetamine in a shed. Upon arrival, investigators located Jamie Sheldon Burke, 35, in a shed on the property. Two bags were retrieved by investigators containing items used in the “Shake and Bake” method of manufacturing methamphetamine. One bag contained an active “Shake and Bake” cook vessel with methamphetamines. Investigators collected 5 additional cook vessels, which were located in the shed. Jamie Burke of 80 Boonie Lane, Vernon, was arrested and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, a second degree felony and Trafficking in Methamphetamine, a first degree felony.
Burke was transported to the Walton County Department of Corrections.
Sheriff Adkinson and key members of his staff will be available to meet with citizens in an informal setting at two locations during the month of September.
Thursday, September 26th – Freeport Community Center, 16040 US Hwy 331 South at 6 pm
Monday, September 30 – Walton County Sheriff’s Office South end Substation 133 Sheriff’s Drive, Santa Rosa Beach, FL at 6 pm
Anybody who wishes to learn more about the Walton County Sheriff’s Office, or who wishes to voice a question or concern, is invited.
On Friday, September 20, the Walton County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Interdiction Unit stopped a vehicle on I-10 at the 83 mile marker for a traffic violation for following to close to another vehicle. Upon contact, a K9 alerted on the vehicle and deputies conducted a search and found $103,820 US dollars inside the vehicle. The money was seized and placed in evidence. The driver was issued a written warning for the traffic violation and was released from the scene.
At this time the investigation is ongoing.
Saylor was adjudicated on 5/1/2003 for lewd and lascivious conduct victim under 16 years old by offender 18 years or older and 5/12/2003 for sexual battery in Walton County, FL. Saylor’s address is: 4115 State Highway 20 E Freeport, FL 32439.
Saylor is a 37 year old white male, with black hair and brown eyes, 5’08” and 176 lbs
There are currently 140 registered sexual offenders/predators living in Walton County.
The WCSO encourages families to visit www.flsexoffender.net to subscribe to receive e-mail alert notifications when registered sexual offenders or predators move into neighborhoods. WCSO also encourages citizens to use the neighborhood search feature prior to signing up for alerts to identify registered sexual offenders and predators currently living in neighborhoods.
The Walton County Sheriff’s Office is honoring one of its own – K9 Lee for his nine years of service to the Sheriff’s Office and the citizens of Walton County. K9 Lee will be retiring on September 29th, 2013. He began his law enforcement career with the Sheriff’s Office in 2004. K9 Lee has worked with two handlers and has been Sergeant Nick Bearden’s partner since 2007. He has approximately 1,742 hours of training, 1,218 deployments, 844 alerts with finds, tracked and apprehended 22 suspects and recovered 8 children who were lost. The biggest drug bust of K9 Lee’s career was 20 lbs of cocaine found off I-10 in 2010.
Sergeant Bearden and K9 Lee won the Top Dog Award in 2011 at the United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) Regional Field Trials and finished in the top 20 at the USPCA National Competition held in Perl, MS. This year, Sergeant Bearden and K9 Lee were selected as the USPCA Detector Case of the 1st quarter. K9 Lee has certifications for narcotic detection and tracking through USPCA as well as through the National Narcotic Detection Dog Association (NNDDA). Sheriff Mike Adkinson said “We are grateful to K9 Lee and for all the contributions he has made in making our community safer.”
Sergeant Nick Bearden will meet his new partner at the end of the month. They will have three months of training ahead of them and the new K9 will be dual purpose for apprehension and narcotic detection.
Left Photo: Sgt Nick Bearden and K9 Lee