A joint investigation by the Blountstown Police Department and Calhoun County Sheriff’s netted the arrest of an alleged cocaine dealer last week.
Justin Watson, 21, of Blountstown, has been charged with sale of a controlled substance within 1000 feet of a public housing unit and possession of a controlled substance (cocaine) with intent to sell.
According to the BPD, the case began back in August when BPD Officer Timothy Partridge and Inv. Mark Mallory of the Sheriff’s Office began conducting drug investigations within the city limits of Blountstown. Contact was made with Watson and a deal was struck to purchase several plastic bags of cocaine for $50. Once the transaction was complete, the cocaine was field tested and came back positive for cocaine. The sale occurred within 1000 feet of the Fuqua Circle Apartments.
Watson was booked into the Calhoun County Jail September 1 and released after posting a property bond. He is due in court Sept. 30.