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:
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.
Information provided by the Walton County Sheriff's Office