Three Pounds of Crystal Meth Seized with Handguns and Cash

 

 

June 06, 2019

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Division (SID) seized three pounds of crystal methamphetamine, cash, and handguns this week as one drug bust led to a second with a total of two arrests.

On June 4, 2019, SID conducted a traffic stop on Mikeyshia D. Akins-Smith. It was known that she had two felony warrants out of Bay County and a violation of probation warrant out of Georgia on drug and gun charges. Akins-Smith was taken into custody and during a search of her vehicle investigators located one pound of crystal methamphetamine, $3300 in US currency, numerous drug paraphernalia items, and a handgun. Because she was in possession of one pound of crystal meth, Akins-Smith now faces a trafficking charge carrying a minimum mandatory sentence of 25 years in prison.

On June 5, 2019, working on information developed during the bust on June 4, SID investigators served a search warrant at a residence off Sherman Avenue. During that search, investigators found approximately two pounds of crystal methamphetamine, $1100 in cash, and two handguns. One of the handguns had been reported stolen.

Mikeyshia Akins-Smith, age 40, of Sherman Avenue, Panama City, was charged with Trafficking in more than 400 grams of Methamphetamine and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. Arrested the second day was Mathew Wood, age 45, of Sunflower Lane, Panama City, on charges of Trafficking in more than 400 grams of Methamphetamine and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

The investigation continues and additional arrests are expected.

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Prepared by R. Corley

Information by Lt. K. Francis

Approved by Sheriff T. Ford