CHIPLEY — Two Chipley men were arrested in connection with drug charges, according to a report from the Chipley Police Department.

CHIPLEY  — Two Chipley men were arrested in connection with drug charges, according to a Chipley Police Department news release issued Monday, Oct.14.

Demond Levar Johnson, of Chipley, was arrested on four counts of selling cocaine, possession of marijuana and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, according to police. Also arrested was Johnathan Jerone Pryor, of Chipley, in connection with five counts of selling cocaine.

Members of the Washington County Drug Task Force, consisting of the Chipley Police Department and Washington County Sheriff's Office, were involved in an operation on Sept. 18 that led to information that Johnson was in possession of crack cocaine, according to police. 

During the operation, Johnson discovered the presence of task force members and fled on foot.  Officers gave chase and apprehended Johnson moments later.  Johnson was found to be in possession of crack cocaine and marijuana, according to the police.

Johnson was placed under arrest and taken to the Washington County Jail. 

 Pryor was also served with five warrants on charges of selling cocaine on Sept. 18.

 Both arrests concluded a five-month investigation into the sell of illegal narcotics, Police Chief Kevin Crews said.

“We have received many tips regarding these two individuals selling drugs throughout our community. It was a good day to finally take both suspects off the streets and put behind bars,” Crews said.

“Please continue to call with any information concerning illegal drug activity,” Crews said. “You can call the Chipley Police Department at 638-6310.  If you want to remain anonymous you can call the Crime Stoppers of Washington County at 638-TIPS.”