WASHINGTON COUNTY - The Washington County Drug Task Force, comprised of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and Chipley Police Department, closed out has the closure of an extensive undercover narcotics investigation, resulting in the arrest of 18 suspects with nine suspects still at large.

Washington County Sheriff Kevin Crews states Drug Task Force Investigators have been working in an undercover capacity over the last several months, targeting drug dealers throughout Washington County.

"Drug dealers have been a primary focus of this investigation, and the Drug Task Force has been successful in purchasing multiple types and quantities of illegal narcotics," said Sheriff Crews. “These types of investigations have just begun in our county. Chipley Police Department Chief Scott Thompson and I are committed to removing these drugs from our community. We will remain committed in the aggressive eradication of illegal drug sales in our county."

Law enforcement officials are actively pursuing the apprehension of the nine at large suspects.

"These people have outstanding warrants for their arrest, and we are asking the public for any information they may have on their whereabouts.”

Arrested were:

Virginia Nacole Daughtry - Possession of Meth with Intent to Sell, Possession of Marijuana less than 20 grams, Possession of paraphernalia, and Child Neglect

Ola “Jean” Riley Ward - Marijuana – Sell (2 counts) and Marijuana – Distribute

Johnathan David Everett - Methamphetamine – Sell

Jeffery Reshard Curry - Opium – Sell (Hydrocodone)

Eddie Joe Byrd: Driving While License Suspended, Possession of Controlled Substance without Prescription, Dispense Prescription without License (2 counts), Amphetamine – Sell, Use of Two-Way Communication Device, Drug Sell – (Xanax)

Stacey Marie Wilson - Methamphetamine – Sell (2 counts), Methamphetamine – Traffic, Use of Two-Way Communication Device To Facilitate a Felony (2 counts)

Christopher Michael Carey - Methamphetamine – Sell (3 counts)

Monroe Lewis Ward - Marijuana – Sell (4 counts)

Richard Eugene Stevens Jr. - Methamphetamine – Sell

Louie Maulton Weathers - Methamphetamine – Sell

Elizabeth Danielle Whitehead - Dispense Prescription without License, Synthetic Narcotics – Sell, Marijuana – Sell, Use of Two-Way Communication Device to Facilitate a Felony

Kayla Renea Walsingham - Methamphetamine – Sell

Fred Rico Booker III - Methamphetamine – Sell, Use of Two-Way Communication Device to Facilitate a Felony

Jessica Michelle Rowley - Methamphetamine – Sell

Jeffrey Brian Driggers - Methamphetamine – Sell, Use of Two-Way Communication Device to Facilitate a Felony

Charlie Devon Nettles - Methamphetamine – Sell

Devin Jasper Ward - Marijuana – Sell (2 counts)


Still at large are:

Stephanie Maria Hutchinson (Johnson Rd, Bonifay) - Methamphetamine – Sell (2 counts)

Steven Earl Hutchinson (Johnson Rd, Bonifay) - Methamphetamine – Sell

Timothy Allen Taylor (Hard Labor Rd, Chipley) - Methamphetamine – Sell

Billy Alan Smith (Martin Luther King Blvd, Chipley) - Methamphetamine – Sell

Karen Ann Goodwin (Orton Court, Chipley) - Methamphetamine – Sell

Charlie Robert Griffin (Carr Rd, Chipley) - Methamphetamine – Sell (3 Counts)

Penny Marie Fortune ( Hutchins Lane, Chipley) - Methamphetamine – Sell

Marley Dawn Owens (Christy Lane, Graceville) - Methamphetamine – Sell, Possession of paraphernalia (3 counts)

Clinton Corbin (3rd Street, Chipley) - Cocaine - Sell

Anyone with any knowledge of the whereabouts of these suspects - or who has knowledge of crimes being committed - is asked to contact the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 850-638-6111. Tips may also be reported anonymously by calling 850-638-TIPS (8477) or emailing at tips@wcso.us.