Chipley man sentenced for trafficking methamphetamine

William Lowell Rogers

A Chipley man was sentenced April 17 after being found guilty of several felony charges, including trafficking of methamphetamine.

William Lowell Rogers was arrested after an investigation in 2021 and was charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, trafficking in methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The day of the arrest, a large quantity of drug items was seized, along with a stolen vehicle, and additional stolen power tools and equipment.

Rogers was found guilty on February 14 after jurors heard the facts of the case presented by Assistant State Attorney Megan Ford.

The sentencing, held at  Washington County Courthouse, saw the Chief Circuit Judge Christopher Patterson of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit hand down a 20-year sentence in the Department of Corrections.

Rogers has pending charges of the sale of methamphetamine and dealing in stolen property. Those cases have been continued until July 17.