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CHIPLEY – The Washington County Drug Task Force, consisting of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and the Chipley Police Department, reported the arrest of five people and the dismantling of an active methamphetamine lab in Chipley on the morning of Monday, September 26.



Arrested was Timothy James Braddy, 23, Chipley; Christopher Ryan Bass, 21, Chipley; Justin Edward Brown, 23, Caryville; Christon Faith Patrick, 22, Chipley; and Tina Monique Hill, 25, Chipley.

According to the report a Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputy, acting off a tip, arrived at the residence in Chipley during the early morning hours and, after WCDTF Investigators arrived for assistance, was given consent by the property owner to search the residence.

WCDTF Investigators found the five suspects inside the residence in the process of “cooking meth,” in addition to finding methamphetamines, drug paraphernalia and a “shake and bake” bottle actively producing methamphetamines.

Due to the volatile nature of the meth lab the house was immediately cleared and officers trained in methamphetamine lab dismantling were able to safely contain and remove the lab.

Also found were several bottles of what is commonly referred to as “bi-layered liquid,” which was defined in the report: “bi-layered liquid is the product you have after the initial cooking process and before you have your finished meth product.”

The five were arrested and charged as follows: Braddy was charged with manufacturing methamphetamines and possession of methamphetamine; Bass was charged with possession of controlled substance without prescription, manufacturing methamphetamines and possession of methamphetamine; Brown was charged with manufacturing methamphetamines and possession of methamphetamine; Patrick was charged with manufacturing methamphetamines and possession of methamphetamine; and Hill was charged with manufacturing methamphetamines, possession of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana.

All five suspects were transported to the Washington County Jail and additional charges are pending.

Sheriff Bobby Haddock asks that anyone with information on illegal drug activity contact the Sheriff’s Office at 638-TIPS (8477) or by email at tips@wcso.us.

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