Bay County deputies bust interstate cocaine ring

Panama City – Bay County Sheriff Frank McKeithen is announcing the arrest of six individuals, believed to be involved in a cocaine trafficking scheme that linked Albany, Georgia to Bay County, Florida.

The sheriff credits the BADGES Task Force for uncovering the information that led to six search warrants being issued, and the search of three local hotels. During those raids, deputies found prescription pills, drug paraphernalia, and over an ounce of cocaine, and arrested four men and two women.

Those arrested included:

34-year-old Cheryl Marie Burnett, of Tallahassee; 25-year-old Marissa Cathryn McCracken-Griffin, of Panama City; 23-year-old Jimmy Lee Wallace, of Albany Georgia; 36-year-old Thomas Michael Palmer, of Panama City; 34-year-old Michael Rambo, of Albany, Georgia; and 37-year-old Quentin DeShawn Bell, of Stone Mountain, Georgia were all arrested and face multiple drug charges.

McKeithen says the investigation is on-going, and additional arrests are anticipated.


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