|Felony narcotics arrest made after execution of search warrant|
On July 1, WCSO deputies conducted a search warrant on a Broken Bow Trail home in Crawfordville related to an ongoing narcotics investigation. During the two month investigation, the Narcotics Unit conducted controlled buys at the residence. Willie Lee Byrd, 21, of Crawfordville was detained during the search warrant as deputies located a felony amount of marijuana packaged for street sale, drug paraphernalia, $155 cash and two counterfeit $20 bills.
As the search continued, deputies also discovered eight marijuana plants sitting under an indoor grow lamp. The seedlings were approximately four inches tall. All of the evidence discovered during the search warrant was seized along with two firearms. Byrd was arrested and charged with three counts of possession of marijuana with the intent to sell; two counts of sale of marijuana; possession of a counterfeit bank bill; cultivation of marijuana; and possession of narcotics equipment. He was transported to the Wakulla County Jail without incident where he is being held under a $152,500 bond.