A Chipley man celebrated 4/20 by going to jail on marijuana charges.
Chipley Police Department received a call regarding a possible burglary in progress on April 20. An officer arrived at a residence located at the corner of Bennett Drive and Coggin Avenue when the caller advised the subject had entered through a window

Officers arrived on scene and attempted to make contact with occupants of the residence. As one officer knocked on the front door, another officer saw a male subject exiting out of the rear door. The subject was carrying a black backpack and a firearm in his hand. The subject then took off running.

A foot chase ensued with the assistance of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, the subject was apprehended shortly thereafter.

The subject threw a small fanny pack, containing small denomination bills at the end of the pursuit and refused to identify himself when asked by law enforcement.

The subject was taken into custody pending further investigation. Officers retraced their steps along the pursuit route and located the firearm concealed along with the backpack. The backpack contained 310 grams of marijuana which had been broken down into 160 individually packaged ready-for-sale baggies.

The suspect was identified as 23-year-old Tyrell Blackmon.

Blackmon is charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of marijuan more than 20 grams, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, open carrying of a firearm and resisting arrest without violence.