Over 15 Arrested in “Operation Whiteout”

Heroin overdoses in the Florida Panhandle prompted the Walton County Sheriff’s Office to go undercover to get illegal drugs off the streets. Operation Whiteout ended with 18 people arrested. They face a variety of drug charges including the use and sale of the following drugs: heroin, meth, and other narcotics. Eight other people are now wanted by the Walton County Sheriff’s Office. Here is the list of the suspects:

ARRESTED:

Operation Whiteout (Arrested)

  1. Jeremy “Jerry” Anderson, 44, trafficking methamphetamine
  2. Brandon Penree, 20, Possession of methamphetamine w/intent to sell, possession of paraphernalia.
  3. Jared Cook, 20, Selling Methamphetamine
  4. Michael Sofield, 24, Sale and delivery of a controlled substance
  5. Kelsey Bowers, 21, Selling Methamphetamine
  6. Steven Hurst, 32, Three counts of selling methamphetamine
  7. Chad Ritter, 44, Selling Methamphetamine
  8. Richard A. Bruce, 28, Possession of heroin with intent to sell, marijuana possession, possession of paraphernalia
  9. Angela Ward, 33, Possession of heroin with intent to sell, marijuana possession < 20 grams, possession of paraphernalia
  10. Jared McCowen, 26, Two counts of selling and delivering methamphetamine
  11. Joshua Drake, 34, Two counts selling and delivering of methamphetamine
  12. Tony Alford, 34, Principal to the sale of methamphetamine
  13. Cristin Cassidy, 24, Two counts selling methamphetamine with 1,000 feet of a school
  14. Gionna Sofield, 32, Selling and delivering a controlled substance
  15. Biddie Stanley, 44, Possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana < 20 grams, possession of drug paraphernalia.
  16. Theresa Reynolds, 29, Possession of heroin with intent to sell, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, marijuana possession < 20 grams, possession of paraphernalia
  17. Tyler Lee Gibson, 19, Tampering with evidence
  18. Melissa McDowell, 24, Felony warrant out of Okaloosa County

WANTED: 

Operation Whiteout (Wanted)

  1. Blain Cunningham, 23
  2. Thomas Silva, 47
  3. Raymond Shaw, 34
  4. Bridgett Ortega, 30
  5. Crystal Esquibel, 31
  6. Bryce Jones, 32
  7. Brandon Shaw, 36
  8. Daniel Skidmore, 55

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