CHIPLEY — Three Caryville residents and a Ponce de Leon woman were arrested on May 15 by the Washington County Drug Task Force in connection with a narcotics investigation, according to a news release from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.


CHIPLEY — Three Caryville residents, two men and a woman, and a Ponce de Leon woman were arrested on May 15 by the Washington County Drug Task Force in connection with a narcotics investigation, according to a news release from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. A three-year-old child was removed from the house.



Arrested were:



Thomas Ray Stricklen, 20, of Caryville, on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine and child neglect;



Tracy Nichole Bruner, 20, of Caryville,  on charges of child neglect, violation of probation, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a controlled substance without prescription;



Christopher John Price, 26, of Caryville, on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of firearm in the commission of a felony, child neglect, possession drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance without prescription; and



Zabbrina Gail Cook, 30, of Ponce de Leon, on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of firearm in the commission of a felony, child neglect, possession drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance without prescription.



The Task Force consists of the Chipley Police Department and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, in collaboration with the State of Florida Probation and Parole. 



On May 15, Task Force Investigators received information about suspected illegal drug activity at a residence.  After arriving on scene, investigators were given permission by the homeowner to search the residence at 4581 E. Berry Street in Caryville.



 During the search, several bottles in active production of methamphetamine were found throughout the home, according to the release. 



In addition, items used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine, as well as finished product were discovered, according to police.



 A three-year-old child was found in the home at the time of the search.  Department of Children and Families was contacted and took the child into protective custody.



 Washington County Drug Task Force asks that anyone with information on illegal drug activity contact us at 638-TIPS (8477) or by email at tips@wcso.us.