|Re: Meth Trafficking Arrests|
|Thursday, 09 February 2012 16:34|
Sheriff Paul C. May has released the following information:
Re: Meth Trafficking Arrests
On February 8, 2012, members of the Okeechobee Narcotics Task Force and Street Crimes Unit conducted an undercover “Buy Bust” operation at the Sunoco Gas Station located at 3018 Highway 98 North, Okeechobee, Florida.
Using a confidential source(s), a buy was scheduled with Freeworth. At approximately 11:45 a.m., all three suspects pulled into the Sunoco Gas Station. Freeworth exited the driver’s side and met with the CS. After speaking with the CS, Freeworth went back to her vehicle and retrieved a bag from the driver’s side. Freeworth then went back to the CS’ vehicle and handed him/her the methamphetamine, while awaiting the payment. Once the CS had possession of the methamphetamine, the Narcotics Task Force engaged the vehicles and arrested Freeworth, who was exiting the CS’ vehicle, Gandy, who was sitting in the center seat and Wyatt who was standing on the passenger of the vehicle.
In plain view on the seat of the suspect’s vehicle was approximately (1) gram of methamphetamine, where Gandy had been sitting. After being searched, it was found that Wyatt had a glass smoking pipe hidden in her bra. The pipe had methamphetamine residue inside, which tested positive. The total weight of the methamphetamine was (57.5) grams. The street value of the methamphetamine is approximately $6900.00.
All three subjects live in another county and have no ties to Okeechobee County.
Freeworth was charged with Trafficking Methamphetamine and Driving While License Suspended. Wyatt-Pryor was charged with Trafficking Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; and Reed-Gandy was charged with Trafficking Methamphetamine. Bond is to be set on all three suspects.
Sheriff Paul C. May said of the arrests, “These people came all the way from another county to sell their dope here. It is our pleasure to arrest them in Okeechobee County.”
No further information to be released at this time.
Michele Bell, Public Information Officer