CHIPLEY – Washington County Sheriff’s Office reports one man is behind bars on drug charges following a search warrant in Jackson County. The search warrant led to a large number of drugs and firearms being located. WCSO stated there will be future arrests stemming from the information obtained during the investigation.

An extensive investigation by Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, assisted by Washington County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), allowed a search warrant to be served at a Jackson County residence, near the Washington County line.

The search found numerous types of firearms, a large amount of methamphetamine, cocaine, MDMA, synthetic marijuana, and several types of prescription medications.

Information obtained during the investigation led investigators to a residence on Waller Road, in Washington County.

Cooperation from our local state probation office, enabled WCSO to secure the arrest of Brandon Donald Taylor, 35, of Chipley.

Investigators arrived at Taylor’s residence, and performed a search. Taylor was found to be in possession of methamphetamine, a small plastic bag containing several prescription pills, marijuana, and a metal pipe.

Taylor was arrested and charged with of possession of methamphetamine, possession of a new legend drug, possession of marijuana less than 20 grams, and possession of paraphernalia.

“Great teamwork which resulted from the cooperation of multiple agencies and citizens reporting their concerns, made these arrests possible,” said Washington County Sheriff Kevin Crews.

“These cases are another example of the importance of the tips called in by concerned citizens of our communities. We are constantly asking the public, if you see something, say something. This is a result of them doing just that and we are grateful.”

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