During the early morning hours of March 4, Officers of the Chipley Police Department, in conjunction with Washington County Sheriff’s Deputies, arrested Jeffrey B. Driggers of Chipley for narcotics and weapons related charges.
The arrest was conducted following a traffic stop of a vehicle for traffic violations of which Driggers was a passenger.
During the course of the stop deputies recognized Driggers as an individual having outstanding warrants from Alabama.
During the search of Driggers person it was discovered that he was in possession of firearm and an amount of crystal methamphetamine. It was also found that Driggers was in possession of other narcotics and narcotics related paraphernalia.
Driggers was booked into the Washington County Jail on multiple charges consisting of the following:
- Carrying a Concealed Firearm
- Weapons Offense during the commission of a Felony
- Possession of Firearm by a Convicted Felon
- Possession of Methamphetamine with intent to sell, Manufacture or deliver
- Possession of a Control Substance without a prescription
- Trafficking Methamphetamine
- Narcotics Equipment Possession or Use
- Possession of Marijuana less than 20 grams
- Possess altered Firearm – Houston County, Alabama
- Introduce Contraband into – Jackson County, Florida Detention Facility
- Possess Controlled Substance x2
- Possess Drug Paraphernalia
Sheriff Kevin Crews states that he continues to be aggressive in the fight on illegal narcotics and those that choose to sell and distribute these narcotics. “It affects more than just the user; it has a toll on families, friends, and our communities. The task force will continue to pursue those that choose to distribute narcotics illegally.”
Chief Scott Thompson encourages citizens to report all illegal activities to the authorities so that they can address narcotic abuse, sell or distribution issues immediately. Information can be reported to the Chipley Police Department, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office or to Crime Stoppers at (850)638-TIPS.