CHIPLEY — Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a felony fugitive on Coggin Avenue in Chipley Feb. 15.

Stephanie Chesson, 21, of Alford, Fla. was arrested on an outstanding warrant out of Jackson County for the sale of methamphetamine.

Sheriff Kevin Crews said the sale, possession and use of illegal narcotics is an epidemic sweeping the nation.

“I made a commitment to our communities and families to remain relentless in the effort to eliminate illegal drugs from our neighborhoods. Sometimes, the arrest of these violators affords them an opportunity to reach out for help for their addictions,” said Crews. “Information provided by the public is vital to our investigations and success in removing these drugs from our communities.”

Anyone with tips or information regarding illegal activity is asked to contact the WCSO at 850-638-6111 or anonymously at 850-638-TIPS (8477) or by email at tips@wcso.us.