Two Bonifay women are in custody following a joint effort between investigators with the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshals Service Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force, according to the report.
The U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force arrested 29 year old Chassity Lynn Lee at her home on McGee Street Wednesday, August 1, for an outstanding child neglect warrant, according to the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office.
During the arrest, investigators discovered Shelbie Whitfield, 27, hiding in a bathroom. Investigators then obtained consent to search the residence and located scales and other paraphernalia inside the home. Whitfield claimed possession of the items and was also placed under arrest. During a search of her person, a hidden pipe was located on Whitfield, according to the report.
Both Lee and Whitfield remain in the Holmes County Jail awaiting first appearance. More charges could be forthcoming, according to the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office.
The US Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force is a cooperative effort between the Panama City Police Department, Bay County Sheriff’s Office, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Washington County Sheriffs Office, Holmes County Sheriffs Office, the United States Marshals Service, and United States Customs and Border Protection, according to the report.