Suspected Drug Activity Launches Narcotics Investigation and Four Arrests

Destin, FL – The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office’s Special Investigations Section launched a narcotics investigation after receiving multiple drug-related complaints in reference to activity at a Destin home.

On Friday, April 6, 2018, the unit, which consists of members of the OCSO, Fort Walton Beach Police Department, and Crestview Police Department, executed a search warrant at 206 Snapper Drive Unit 11 in Destin.

A search of the residence revealed prescription medications packaged for distribution, methamphetamine, and paraphernalia.

40-year old Joan Ruud of that address is charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and possession of paraphernalia.

28-year old Preston Stanton, also of that address, had three active felony/misdemeanor arrest warrants and was additionally charged with possession of paraphernalia.

25-year old Karley Murrell, who lives there as well, is charged with possession of methamphetamine.

40-year old Barney Shirah of Destin was issued a Notice to Appear for possession of paraphernalia.

Anyone with information related to any criminal activity is encouraged to contact Emerald Coast Crime toppers to provide your anonymous tip by either calling 1-800-863-TIPS, emailing or by texting using the P3 Tips Mobile Application.

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