8 Arrested in Washington Co. Drug Bust

By: Press Release
By: Press Release

The Washington County Drug Task Force consisting of the Chipley Police Department and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office reports multiple arrests as narcotics investigations that have spanned several months have concluded.

The investigation included the sell of marijuana, crack cocaine and controlled substances as well as the manufacturing of cocaine and illegal possession of firearms.

“During this roundup we were able to extend our reach not only to local drug dealers, but had the unique opportunity to apprehend a suspect for the manufacturing of crack cocaine” states Chief Crews. “Anytime we have the opportunity to stop someone responsible for producing crack cocaine in our community, we have had a successful day.”

Arrested was:

Dana David Johnson, 43 year old black male of 716 Orange Street Chipley, FL
· Sell of Crack Cocaine
· Manufacturing Crack Cocaine

Patricia Ann Dampier, 37 year old white 1278 Plum Circle Chipley, FL
· Sell of Crack Cocaine

Jeffery Fern Martin, 37 year old white male of 1811A Piney Grove Road Chipley, FL
· Sell of Methamphetamines

David Christopher “Chris” Baxley, 38 year old white male of 1355 Williams Road Chipley, FL
· Sell of Opium

Linda Fae Wood, 40 year old white female of 919 Alicia Lane Chipley, FL
· Sell of Crack Cocaine (2 Counts)

Julious C Russ, 77 year old black male of 1200 Old Bonifay Road Chipley, FL
· Sell of Opium (Trafficking)

Julie Darlene Bledsoe, 43 year old white female of 511 2nd Street Chipley, FL
· Sell of Marijuana

Robert Martin “Marty” French, 55 year old white male of 921 Waits Avenue Caryville, FL
· Sell of Opium (Trafficking)
· Possession of a Weapon By Convicted Felon
· Violation of Probation

“The numbers tell a very small part of a much larger story of success as a result of this recent roundup” states Sheriff Haddock. “We were able to not only apprehend suspects who were dealing in trafficking amounts of illegal drugs, we were also able to diffuse an active methamphetamine lab that was within a few feet of a 50lb bag of ammonia nitrate creating the potential for a life threatening explosion within close proximity to several residences.”

The Washington County Drug Task Force asks that anyone with information on illegal drug activity contact us at 638-TIPS (8477) or by email at tips@wcso.us.


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  • by Daddy's Girl on Jun 29, 2012 at 12:18 AM
    Just remember that these people was arrested for this and have yet to be found guilty. They are suppose to be innocent until found guilty and I don't think this information should be be released til they are prosecuted. Reguardless of what the outcome is, I have unconditional love for my daddy and will will be here to support him through this whole ordeal and/or anything else, just like he has me. In the end only God has the right to judge us.
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      by I.Arlyin on Jul 3, 2012 at 05:17 PM in reply to Daddy's Girl
      When you catch someone and they have this stuff on them, are they guilty of possession of it ? Or are they just holding it for someone eles, knowing if they get caught with it they'll be charged with it. So I guess this person is really stupid for getting mixed up with people who are on and making drugs.You say in the end only God judges us..., well the end may be closer for some of these people than they may think--- dealing in drugs.
  • by Suzy Q. Location: Chipley on Jun 28, 2012 at 05:10 PM
    Thank You Washington County Law Enforcement for getting these drugs and drug dealers off our streets.We can rest a little better knowing that these people are not out there trying to ruin our children and other peoples lives.Again, Thank You so much.
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