During the afternoon hours on 03/08/2023 the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and Sparta Police Department executed search warrants at two Sparta residences related to an ongoing drug investigation involving the sale of THC products to juveniles
The searches yielded more than 45 lbs of marijuana products and 300 grams of psilocin mushrooms, an estimated street value of more than $125,000. Additionally, the investigation led to the seizure of more than $30,000 in cash.
As a result of the investigations 18-year-old Brandon Rand, of Sparta, was arrested. Rand was booked into the Monroe County Jail for Possession with intent to deliver THC (> 10,000g) , Possession with intent to deliver psilocin (> 100-500g), and maintaining a drug trafficking place.
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and Sparta Police Department worked closely together throughout the investigation. Additional persons related to this investigation may be charged in the future and therefore no additional information is being released at this time.
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