CHIPLEY - Reports of a man knocking on the doors of multiple Hartzog Road residences led to the arrest of a Panama City man.

Washington County Sheriff’s office responded to a residence on Tuesday, just before noon, after receiving complaints that a suspicious person was attempting to enter their home at 2126 Hartzog Road.

As deputies approached the residence they observed an unoccupied car in the roadway.

Upon arrival at the scene, deputies observed a male subject later identified as Jeremy Edward Lynn, 42, of Panama City, standing on the porch at the complainant’s address peering into the front door of the home.

When deputies conducted a search they located a clear baggie containing methamphetamine, a digital scale, and a glass bulb which contained methamphetamine residue.

Lynn was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

“Often, encountering a person who is seemingly under the influence of illegal narcotics can have a very negative outcome, such as theft, assault, or even worse,” said Washington County Sheriff Kevin Crews. “We are fortunate for the watchful eye of neighbors at times like this, which have assisted in a favorable outcome.”

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 tips@wcso.us.