For Immediate Release
May 21, 2012
On May 18, 2012, the Walton County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant at 392 Long Road in the Mossy Head area of Walton County. The investigators initially responded to an anonymous report of an active methamphetamine laboratory at this location. During the investigation deputies observed enough items in plain view to secure a search warrant for the residence.
Upon executing the search warrant, a methamphetamine laboratory was discovered including all the chemicals and paraphernalia necessary to manufacture the drug. Methamphetamine finished product and methamphetamine oil were both recovered from the residence.
Melissa Ann Clifton, 39, was arrested at the scene and charged with Manufacture of Methamphetamine (1st degree felony), Trafficking Methamphetamine (1st degree felony), and Possession of Narcotics Equipment (1st degree misdemeanor). Clifton was transported to the Walton County Department of Corrections for booking and first appearance.