Chipley woman arrested on child abuse, drug charges

Published: Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 12:13 PM.

CHIPLEY —Police arrested a Chipley woman on charges of drug possession and child abuse on Monday, according to a news release from the Chipley Police Department.

Arrested was Lisa Junod Smith, 36, of Chipley, on charges of possession and production of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and child abuse.

“It is completely unacceptable to expose children to live in these conditions,” said Police Chief Kevin Crews.

Police received information of possible drug activity being conducted in a home with a minor child present. Officers with the Chipley Police Department accompanied the Department of Children and Families to the residence at 844 8th Street. 

Once they entered the home, police say the saw drug paraphernalia near the front door. The officer contacted members of the Washington County Drug Task Force, which consist of the Chipley Police and Washington County Sheriff's Office, and notified them of the discovery. Task Force members were given consent to search the residence when they arrived. 

Police say Smith was in possession of several grams of methamphetamine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.  Also located at the residence were several "Shake and Bake" bottles used in the production of methamphetamine. 

Investigators found chemicals used in the production of methamphetamine and methamphetamine powder were located in common areas just feet away from the minor child's bedroom. Smith was transported to the Washington County Jail where she was booked.

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