WASHINGTON COUNTY- The Washington County Sheriff’s Office has made several unrelated felony drug arrests in recent weeks.


On April 3rd, around 10 p.m., WCSO deputies stopped a white van while traveling on State Road 79 near Spool Mill Road. The driver, 43-year-old Christopher Ford of Vernon, was arrested after K9 Titan alerted to narcotics inside the vehicle. Ford is now facing charges of possession of methamphetamine after deputies located a plastic bag and a syringe, both containing methamphetamine during a search.


An early morning traffic stop, on April 6th, ended in the arrest of 30-year-old Jeffrey Land of Bascom, FL. During the stop, deputies located a plastic bag of methamphetamine and two syringes in Land’s possession. Land was taken into custody on charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.


On April 7th, WCSO deputies stopped a vehicle for speeding and took the driver, 21-year-old Desmond Jackson of Bonifay, into custody after locating more than 50 prescription pills during a search. Jackson, who said he was on the way to meet someone after making a “deal on SnapChat”, initially lied to deputies about his identity, claiming to be his brother.


Jackson, who was on state probation at the time of his arrest, was taken into custody on charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell or distribute, obstruction by a disguised person, and driving while license suspended or revoked.


Just after 2 a.m. on April 9th, deputies arrested a Vernon woman after she attempted to flee from custody during a drug investigation. 37-year-old Sarah Bigler, was quickly apprehended after she was found hiding in the bedroom of a nearby residence located on State Road 79. Bigler has been charged with of possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance, and resisting arrest without violence.


A Graceville woman is facing drug trafficking charges after deputies located more than 22 grams of methamphetamine during a traffic stop on April 13th.


Just before 7 p.m., deputies stopped a vehicle, driven by 33-year-old Gene Brock of Vernon, while traveling on Douglas Ferry Road. A search of the vehicle resulted in deputies locating more than 22 grams of methamphetamine in 8 separate bags. The passenger, Kerri Leigh Butler was taken into custody on charges of possession of methamphetamine with the intent to sell or distribute, trafficking in methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia.


Brock was also arrested during the stop and charged with tampering with evidence and driving while license suspended or revoked.


All individuals were booked into the Washington County Jail and held for first appearance.