NEWS RELEASE                                             

For Immediate Release
September 30, 2008
Contact: Michele Nicholson
Public Information Officer
  (850) 651-7420

DRUG TASK FORCE RAIDS TWO NICEVILLE METH LABS

        The Okaloosa County Multi-Agency Drug Task Force  arrested five Niceville residents following undercover investigations into the illicit production and distribution of methamphetamine. Members of the Task Force and Niceville Police Department executed two search warrants Monday at suspected meth labs inside residences at 616 Elm Street and 232 Madison Street.

       47-year old Dale Rodney Doughtie of 232 Madison Street is charged with manufacture of methamphetamine, possession of listed chemicals, and possession of methamphetamine. His son, 24-year old Brad Rodney Doughtie, is charged with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Also arrested at that address, 26-year old Brandi Lea McMurry, on charges of conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine and possession of listed chemicals.

     The Drug Task Force took two people into custody at the 616 Elm Street address.  35-year old James "Red" or "Jeff" Carnley is charged with trafficking in amphetamine, trafficking in ephedrine, manufacture of methamphetamine within 1000 feet of a school, and unlawful possession of  listed chemicals. Investigators say Carnley lives in the southern portion of the home.               

     Meantime, 59-year old Danny Ray Owens is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

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