WASHINGTON COUNTY - Amidst hurricane preparations and the impending uncertainty of evacuees into the county, Washington County Drug Task Force did not slow down.
The End of Summer Clean Up, an extensive undercover narcotics investigation ran collaboratively by Washington County Sheriff’s Office and Chipley Police Department, resulted in 24 arrests. Nine subjects are still at large.
A vast majority of the arrests made during this investigation are for the sell of methamphetamine.
“By targeting the dealers in our county, the Drug Task Force is going to the root of the problem,” said Washington County Sheriff Kevin Crews. “With each arrest that is made, we are seeing the amount of thefts, burglaries, and violent crimes decreasing.”
Undercover operatives were utilized throughout the investigation providing for many successful narcotics transactions.
“The amount of information that has been received by the public has solidified the success of this investigation,” said Crews.
Several programs and facilities are available to those battling an addiction. Sheriff Crews is urging those that are facing these addictions to seek help.
“Our families are our greatest asset and the children of our county are our hope for the future so we must act now to ensure their success,” said Crews
“We want everyone that is affiliated with the use, sell, or possession of any illegal narcotic to know that the members of the Drug Task Force are actively pursuing them,” said Chipley Police Chief Scott Thompson.
In addition to at least two juveniles, the following individuals were arrested and booked into the Washington County Jail:
Jazmyn Campbell, 25, sell of methamphetamine
Cameron Shouppe, 17, sell of a controlled substance
Teri Wicker, 56, sell of methamphetamine
Ashley Zurica, 37, sell of methamphetamine
Curtis Goodwin, 40, sell of methamphetamine and sell of a controlled substance
Brittany Williams, 25, sell of a controlled substance
Cassey Seaman, 33, sell of a controlled substance (two charges)
Stephanie Hutchinson, 45, sell of methamphetamine
Steven Hutchinson, 58, sell of methamphetamine
Ricky Sturdivant Jr, 37, possession of marijuana
Robin M. Chestnut, 45, sell of a controlled substance
Jamar Massaline, 17, sell of marijuana
Michael C. Williams, 17, sell of marijuana
Andrew Culp, 18, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia
Justin Peterson, 24, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia
Jack R Hogue, 26, sell of methamphetamine
Victor Jackson, 30, sell of a controlled substance
Keith Edwards, 46, sell of cocaine
Irvin Bryant, 66 , sell of cocaine
Brandon Brigham, 20, sell of marijuana within 1000 feet of public housing
Robert Paige, 59, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia
AmberMae Glenn, 17, sell of a controlled substance
Richey Williams, 38, possession of a controlled substance and driving while license suspended second offense
The following suspects are still at large:
Samuel Camack – sell of methamphetamine
Robert Kopinski – sell of marijuana
Dwight Neal Jr – sell of marijuana
Kyree Burns – sell of methamphetamine
John Barfield – sell of methamphetamine
Angela Dempsey – sell of a controlled substance
Mary Buckhalt – sell of methamphetamine
Gordon Wood – sell of methamphetamine
Jeffrey Curry – sell of methamphetamine
An additional suspect was also implicated in the investigation; however that name has not been released due to an ongoing criminal investigation.
Washington County Sheriff Kevin Crews urges anyone with knowledge of crimes being committed 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 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.