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Chipley Police Department Conducts Successful Search Warrant Operation

On April 18th, 2024, the Chipley Police Department executed a search warrant at a room in the Super 8 motel as part of an ongoing investigation into illegal activity. The warrant was obtained for the room occupied by Michael Roy Baxter, a convicted felon currently on probation, and Julie Marie Arnold of Altha, FL.

During the search, officers discovered multiple firearms, drug paraphernalia, and a significant quantity of methamphetamine inside the room. As a result of these findings, Michael Baxter is facing multiple charges, including felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm in commission of a felony, possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Julie Marie Arnold is also being charged in connection with the illegal activity, specifically for trafficking in methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The successful execution of this search warrant is a testament to the dedication and diligence of our officers in combating illegal activity and ensuring the safety of our community. We remain committed to upholding the law and holding accountable those who engage in criminal behavior.

Michael Baxter and Julie Arnold are currently in custody and will be facing legal proceedings in accordance with the charges filed against him. The Chipley Police Department urges anyone with information related to this case or other criminal activities to come forward.

We would like to extend our appreciation to the public for their continued support and cooperation in helping us fulfill our mission of protecting and serving the residents of Chipley. We would also like to express our gratitude to the Florida Department of Corrections, Chipley Office, and Washington County Sheriff’s Office for their valuable assistance during this operation. Their collaboration has been instrumental in the successful outcome of this investigation.

Michael Richter Lieutenant Chipley Police Department

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