CHIPLEY — Over 400 man-hours and $6,000 in drug buy money were expended in the massive narcotics roundup conducted by Washington County law enforcement last week.


CHIPLEY — Over 400 man-hours and $6,000 in drug buy money were expended in the massive narcotics roundup conducted by Washington County law enforcement last week.



Chipley Police Chief Kevin Crews and Washington County Sheriff Bobby Haddock were at the Chipley City Council meeting on Tuesday telling the council members about the months-long investigation that culminated in the arrest of 33 local residents on various drug charges.



“No one single law enforcement agency could have done an operation like this,” Crews said. “It took all of us working together, and that includes the community members who stand by us.”



The Washington County Drug Task Force began a narcotics arrest roundup on July 3 that included arrest warrants for 35 suspects on felony charges of selling controlled substances, Crews said.



The Washington County Drug Task Force, which consists of the Chipley Police Department and Washington County Sheriff's Office, concluded a six-month long investigation into the sale of illegal narcotics.  



On Wednesday,  July 3, the narcotics task force began conducting a warrant roundup that consisted of 38 arrest warrants for 35 suspects. During the course of the roundup, several suspects were found to be in possession of marijuana, and/or various drug paraphernalia, according to police.  Approximately a half-pound of the marijuana seized from these suspects was prepackaged for sell. 



 While attempting the arrest of Haley Emanuel at her residence on charges of sell of methamphetamine and opium, Drug Task Force Officers were able to gain consent to search the residence leading to an additional three arrests, according to the release.  



After entering the residence, police discovered that three additional people were currently residing in the home.  The three residents were identified and one of them, Jeremy Windsor, was arrested for an outstanding warrant from Holmes County.  During a search of the residence, an active methamphetamine lab was discovered in a common area of the home.  At that time, all remaining subjects were arrested, according to the release.  



 Drug Task Force Officers gained information during the roundup that resulted in an undercover operation that nabbed two additional suspects — Amine Mohamad Badreddine, and Lacey Alexis Adkison. Each were charged with the purchase of cocaine, according to police.



 Bonds ranged from $1,000 up to $60,000 at first appearance.



“If it were not for the dedication of the staffs of the Chipley Police Department and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, we would not have been able to do an operation like this,” Haddock said.



 The illegal drugs purchased during the undercover operation included methamphetamine, marijuana, cocaine, crack cocaine, synthetic marijuana, and various prescription medications to include hydrocodene, Loratab, Xanax, Methadone, Diazepam, and Oxycodone. 



 Several seizures were made during the operation to include an approximate total of $2,686 in cash, and a motor vehicle.



“This type of operation could not be done by any one Law Enforcement Agency,” said Crews. “It takes the community’s support and involvement with law enforcement to make a large scale operation of this magnitude a success.”



Crews and Haddock said they greatly appreciate residents getting involved to rid neighborhoods of drug dealers. 



“I wish we didn’t have to do this, and we’re not bragging about it,” Haddock said, “but these people made a choice to go down that road. It harms our children, and it harms our community, so if they choose to go that way then we’re going to go after them.”



 Of the 35 suspects that had warrants for arrest, two still remain at large.



Those still being sought include:



Anthony Bobby Smith Jr.  (AT LARGE) —  Wanted in connection with two counts of selling marijuana;



Anthony Manning  (AT LARGE) — Wanted in connection with selling of methamphetamine;



  



Those arrested during the roundup include:



 Johnathon Jerome Pryor — arrested on charge of selling cocaine



Billy Alan Smith — arrested on charge of selling marijuana



Jessica Renee Dorrough — arrested on charge of selling opium or derivative



Kenneth Barron Grimes — arrested on charge of selling opium or derivative, and principal in first degree to sell opium



 Charles Otis Beachum Jr. — arrested on four charges of selling cocaine



Paul Demetrice Hardrick — arrested as principal in first degree to sell of cocaine and felony violation of probation



 Samantha Patric Hardrick — arrested on charge of selling cocaine, principal in first degree to sell of cocaine



 Neatron Levar Curry — arrested on two charges of selling marijuana, one charge possession of marijuana



Leanna Grace Formby — arrested on charge of selling cocaine



 Joseph James Mcleroy — arrested on charge of selling marijuana



 Ricardo Stephano Torri — arrested on charge of selling marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute



 Amy Teresa Sanford — arrested on charge of selling cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia



 Jimmy Lee Barkley — arrested on charge of selling of schedule III or IV drug



 Curtis Tyler Johnson — arrested on charge of selling synthetic narcotic, possession of drug paraphernalia



 Jarvis Dshaun Roulhac — arrested on charge of selling cocaine



Lenicia Kenyatta Brown — arrested on charges of possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia



 Deleun Decoal Vanderbilt — arrested on charge of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, resisting arrest w/out violence



 Haley Nicole Emanuel — arrested on charges of selling of methamphetamine, sell of opium or derivative, production of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia



 Patrick Santiago — arrested on charges of selling of opium or derivative, trafficking in opium or derivative



 Robert Earl Pettis — arrested on two counts of selling marijuana and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute



 Betty Jean Hanna — arrested on charges of trafficking in opium or derivative



 Mark Allen Sission — arrested on charge of selling methamphetamine



 Sheila Jean Rodgers — arrested on two charges of trafficking in opium or derivative



Joseph Michael Marlow — arrested on charge of cultivation of marijuana



 Theresa Marianne Bates — arrested on charge of cultivation of marijuana



Jimmy Phillip Ryals — arrested on three counts of selling of opium or derivative



Chelsea Ariane Hill — arrested on charges of production of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and escape 



Jeremy Cole Windsor — arrested on charges of production of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and escape 



Christopher Lynn Hadden — arrested on charges of production of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia



 Gregory Eudone Rolling — arrested on charge of trafficking in opium or derivative



 Amine Mohamad Badreddine — arrested on charge of purchase of cocaine



 Lacey Alexis Adkison — arrested on charge of purchase of cocaine



Gina Soloman Culp — arrested on charge of selling of opium or derivative.