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Meth Lab Bust Leads to 10 Arrests in Walton County

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On January 16, 2014, Investigators with the Walton County Sheriff's Office Vice/Narcotics Unit served probable cause search warrants at two neighboring residences in Defuniak Springs, FL. These search warrants were obtained for 46 Jim Cotton Drive and 108 Jim Cotton Drive, after Investigators were able to determine several subjects at both residences were involved in the use, distribution, and manufacture of methamphetamine.

After a thorough search of 46 Jim Cotton Drive Investigators located red phosphorous, iodine crystals, and hydrogen peroxide which are all chemicals used in the methamphetamine manufacturing process. Other items that were located include; methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and marijuana. This was the residence of Teresa Cotton Bishop.

The search conducted at 108 Jim Cotton Drive revealed suspected methamphetamine oil, methamphetamine, multiple utensils that have been used to manufacture methamphetamine, marijuana that was pre-weighed and packaged for sale, and several items of drug paraphernalia. This was the residence of Charles Lewis Alford.

A total of ten people were arrested during the execution of these search warrants, they are as follows:

  • Charles Lewis Alford, 44, of 108 Jim Cotton Drive, Defuniak Springs, was charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute, Possession of a Controlled Substance without a Prescription, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Kaylee Nicole Schipper, 20, of 108 Jim Cotton Drive, Defuniak Springs, was charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute, and Possession of a Controlled Substance without a Prescription.
  • Charles Levi Alford, 25, of 108 Jim Cotton, Defuniak Springs, was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Theresa Lynn Williams, 53, 304 Reeves Street, Niceville, was charged with Possession of Marijuana less than 20 grams and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Stephanie Anne Johnson, 25, 2570 HWY 183 A, Ponce De Leon, was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Teresa Cotton Bishop, 45, 46 Jim Cotton Drive, Defuniak Springs, was charged with Possession of Listed Chemicals, Possession of less than 20 grams of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Robert Shelton Peters, 47, of 306 Ammons Drive, Defuniak Springs, was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Amanda Frances Drake, 28, of 64 W Clover Lane, Oakwood Hills, FL, was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Jeffery Sanford Clenney, 51, of 105 Swanee, Defuniak Springs, was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  • Jordan Maxwell Bishop, 25, of 105 Swanee, Defuniak Springs, was arrested on two outstanding warrants for Resisting Arrest without Violence, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Controlled Substance without a Prescription, and Violation of Probation.

All of these suspects were arrested and transported to the Walton County Department of Corrections without further incident. Investigators anticipate more charges pending further investigation.

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Information provided by the Walton County Sheriff's Office