Three Jackson County residents were arrested Thursday for possession of precursor chemicals. after the Jackson County Drug Task Force conducted an investigation of purchases made at local pharmacies.
The three — Christopher Edenfield, 25, of Grand Ridge; Christopher Laferte, 22, of Marianna; and Mitchell Dinisman, 29, of Marianna — allegedly purchased pseudoephedrine tablets from local pharmacies for the purpose of manufacturing methamphetamine.
According to the affidavit, the three first went to CVS Pharmacy in Marianna. Dinisman made the first purchase. He bought a box of CVS brand 12-hour cold tablets. These tablets contain pseudoephedrine — a chemical commonly used for the manufacture of methamphetamine.
According to the affidavit, the three then travelled to the Wal-Mart pharmacy in Marianna to purchase more pseudoephedrine.
Laferte made this purchase, purchasing a box of Equate-brand Suphedrine cold tablets. These tablets contain the same chemical.
After leaving Wal-Mart, the document states investigators then conducted a traffic stop for failure to use headlights and bearing an expired tag.
The driver of the vehicle, Edenfield, consented to a search of the vehicle, which led to the officers’ discovery of the cold tablets.
The affidavit states the officers found that the boxes were purchased to be used to manufacture methamphetamine.
All three were then arrested and transported to Jackson County Correctional Facility to await first appearance.
By JCFLORIDAN STAFF
June 27, 2010