GCSO arrests two on felony charges

Published: Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 10:25 AM.

Two men were arrested by Gulf County Sheriff Investigators last week on felony charges in separate incidents.

Jeffrey Ryan Marshall, 28, of Wewahitchka, was arrested on grand theft and drug charges on March 7 during a traffic stop.

Robert Jeffery Matthews, 18, of Wewahitchka, was arrested two days prior for possession of 56 grams of marijuana.

Matthews was arrested by Sgt. Jerome Williams after Williams stopped Matthews’ vehicle in the area of Lake Alice Park in Wewahitchka. Williams observed Matthews run a stop sign.

While talking to Matthews, Williams smelled the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. A search revealed 56 grams of pot with a street value of $2,000.

Matthews was arrested and transported to the Gulf County Jail, charged with a third-degree felony of possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana. He was released on his own recognizance after his first appearance in court.

Marshall was arrested on an active felony warrant for grand theft. A search of his vehicle revealed his was in possession of methamphetamine, listed chemicals for the manufacture of methamphetamine, prescription medication without a prescription and drug paraphernalia.

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