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Brothers arrested with marijuana in separate traffic stops

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Two Hosford residents are facing charges after a little more than four ounces of marijuana was found in their vehicle during an Aug. 4 traffic stop just before 5 p.m. Liberty County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Lee Keith pulled over a GMC van shortly before 5 p.m. after failing to see […]

Destin men are charged with possession and intent to sell marijuana after running deputy off the road Thurs.

Two Destin men were arrested for possession of marijuana, intent to sell marijuana and possession of paraphernalia following a June 7 traffic stop in Liberty County in which they forced a patrol car off the road. Arrested was Jerry Kent Canterbury, 52, and Robert L. Winters, 57, both of Destin. Liberty County Sheriff’s Deputy Adam […]

Altha woman facing meth charges after traffic stop

A 46-year-old Altha woman was arrested Thursday night in Bristol after she was found with methamphetamine, two glass pipes and a large amount of cash, according to a report from the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office. Liberty County Deputy Bobby Revell pulled over Tanya Ellen Barrentine around 10:25 p.m. at SR 20 and Myers Ann Street […]

Man charged after trooper investigating accident smells marijuana odor

A passenger in a car that slipped off SR 20 during a heavy rainstorm around 3 p.m. on May 13 was charged with possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana after a trooper responding to the wreck noticed the odor of burning marijuana inside the vehicle. The driver, Ashli Regina Harvey, 24, of Tallahassee […]

Woman arrested on possession charges

A Blountstown woman was arrested on possession charges after a traffic stop July 28 in Altha. According to the arrest report, four people were traveling west on CR 274 around 10:45 p.m. when a deputy noticed the extremely dark tint on the vehicle. Deputy Bobby Lee Sims stopped the pickup in the parking lot of […]

Driver facing numerous charges after hitting power pole and leaving scene

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A Gadsden County man is facing a long list of charges after he reportedly drove into a power pole and then left the scene in Liberty County. The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous call about a Honda Civic that was driving recklessly and hit a utility pole off […]

Two pounds of marijuana found in traffic stop

A traffic stop initiated due to loud music resulted in the arrest of a 21-year-old Tallahassee man for possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana with intent to sell or distribute Sunday evening in Liberty County. Deputies Bobby Revell and Wes Harsey were on stationary patrol at SR 20 and White Springs Road around […]

Six arrested on marijuana charges in Liberty County

Six people were arrested on marijuana charges when warrants were served during a June 3 sweep by the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office. Those arrested included: •Gregory Ellis Pitts, 41, charged with leasing or renting for the purpose of trafficking in controlled substances. •Nicholas Allen Plass, 18, charged with sale of a controlled substance and possession […]

Hosford man charged with marijuana cultivation after call to LCSO about ‘possible drug activity’

A complaint about possible drug activity led to the arrest of a 24-year-old man at his home in Hosford Thursday. Liberty County Deputy Wes Harsey was patrolling south on Shuler Street around 3:30 p.m. when he spotted a marijuana plant in a container behind a metal shed. Harsey and Liberty County Sgt. Jamie Shiver looked […]

Woman arrested for dropping off pot, nude photos & gin for prison inmate

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A 45-year-old Lakeland woman was arrested after she allegedly left nude photos of herself along with seven grams of marijuana, a bottle of gin and other contraband outside the property line at Liberty Correctional Institution last month, according to an arrest affidavit. Susan Jeanette Craig was charged with conspiracy to […]