Task force investigation lands four behind bars on multiple charges

A Washington County Drug Task Force investigation led to a search warrant being issued and four landing in jail on multiple charges.

On February 17, the WCDTF and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team executed a search warrant at a residence on Highway 79 just north of Vernon.

Members of the task force from WCSO and the Chipley Police Department conducted the search finding weapons, methamphetamines and paraphernalia throughout the home and property,

Two of the home’s occupants were arrested and charged with multiple felonies.


Thomas Jay Anderson, 36, of Bonifay, was charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell, possession of a weapon or ammo by a convicted felon, use or display of a firearm during a felony, possession of a controlled substance, and possession  of paraphernalia while under indictment.


Victoria Nichole Flynn, 29, of Bonifay was charged with possession of paraphernalia and violation of Jackson County probation.


Further investigation after the search warrant results led to the arrest of two more individuals.


Jarrad Jazzreal Knox, 36, of Vernon was charged with resisting an officer with violence aggravated battery on a LEO, use of a two-way device and felony DWLSR.


Cheryl A Colbert, 63, of Bonifay was charged with possession of a controlled substance, tampering with evidence and possession of paraphernalia.


The Washington County Drug Task Force is successful because of two agencies working together according to both Chipley Police Chief Scott Thompson and Washington County Sheriff Kevin Crews.


“The relationship between the two agencies is invaluable in the success of these type investigations,” said Thompson.


“We are continuing to work tirelessly in making our communities safer,” said Crews. “The teamwork of our Drug Task Force allowed for this warrant to be executed without incident and we are thankful to have done so.”