Pharmacist Accused of Selling Medical Grade Marijuana
Drug task force agents arrested pharmacist Dustin Blaine Brownfield on several drug charges Wednesday evening in Sebastian County.
Officers say Brownfield is suspected of selling a potent form of hydroponic marijuana.
He was booked into the Sebastian County Detention Center on charges of delivery of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to deliver, possession drug paraphernalia and simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms.
Agents with the 21st and 12th Judicial Drug Task Force made the arrest after an undercover buy of marijuana from the pharmacist, Lt. Darrel Miner said.
Brownfield’s house on Been Way was blocked off with crime-scene tape while task force agents obtained a search warrant for the house. Lt. Miner says during the search they seized more marijuana and drug paraphernalia along with four handguns and two rifles. Officers say his vehicle was also seized and taken to the Greenwood Police Department.
Brownfield is a pharmacist at Brownfield Pharmacy in the Greenwood Square. A sign on the door reads “temporarily closed.”
“He gets his high blood pressure medication from him. I mean he’s a nice guy,” said Vanessa Grantham, a neighbor.
Investigators believe Brownfield was selling drugs from home and delivering out of his vehicle. “This gotta be a joke and I know April Fool’s has passed,” said Grantham.
Officers say Brownfield was under the influence when they arrested him. Neighbors are still shocked by the arrest. “I wouldn’t never thought it. I mean he is the nicest guy you’d ever want to meet,” said Robert Grantham, a neighbor.
The state pharmacy board will be reviewing the judicial task force investigation documents to determine if they’ll revoke Brownfield’s license, Lt. Miner said. Until then the pharmacy will remain closed.