Media Advisory                                              

For Immediate Release
August 25, 2005
Contact: Catherine Dokey
Public Information Officer
(850) 651-7420 

Crestview Meth Lab Dismantled

                        During the course of a criminal investigation, Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to 303 Green Oak Drive in Crestview.  Deputies detected a strong chemical odor and determined that the residence had a possible methamphetamine lab.  After consent to enter the residence, deputies observed large quantities of matches, commonly used in the manufacture of methamphetamine and a reddish staining on the ceiling in the kitchen area and living room.  The reddish staining is commonly found in homes that use the read phosphorus method of manufacturing methamphetamine. 

The Multi-Agency Drug Task Force responded and determined that methamphetamine was being manufactured, stored, and distributed at and from the residence located at 303 Green Oak Drive .  A search warrant was executed at the above named location and the following individuals were arrested: Gregory Alan Totty, age 42 (07-29-63), Brandon Scott Rowell, age 19 (10-10-85), Cheryl Ann Wilson, age 39 (04-03-66), Dianna Michelle Craig, age 31 (03-19-74), and John Sherman Rakas, age 31 (10-14-73).  All individuals are charged with Trafficking in Methamphetamine over 200 grams, Trafficking in Ephedrine over 14 grams, and Conspiracy to Traffic in Methamphetamine.  Wilson is also being charged with Possession of Marijuana under 20 grams.


* Booking photos are available at the County Jail in Crestview