Woman Arrested with Multiple Drug Charges & Child Neglect
Posted by: Staff
Date: Jan 20 2022 7:03 PM
JACKSON COUNTY, FL - On Thursday, Jan. 19, 2022, an investigator with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) was made aware of a subject attempting to sell pills via a social media account.
The subject’s social media account was located, and the investigator messaged her posing as a perspective buyer of narcotics. During conversation, the subject, identified as Linda Faye Wood, stated that around noon she would have 10 "tabs", which is a commonly used street name for Lortabs and pre-arranged meeting location was decided on.
Upon arrival, the investigator observed a juvenile walking with Wood, who also got in the investigator’s vehicle with her. Wood then exchanged nine suspected Lortabs with the investigator for $100 US currency. This transaction took place within feet of the juvenile.
Wood was taken into custody immediately after this transaction occurred.
A search was conducted of Wood and her property. The search revealed a prescription bottle with a scratched off label containing 39 additional Lortabs. She was also found to be in position of methamphetamine.
Linda Faye Wood was charged with the Sale of a Controlled Substance, Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance, Possession of Methamphetamine, Child Neglect, Unlawful Use of a Two-Way Communication Device.
Sheriff Edenfield and the JCSO will continue to protect our community from those who intend to distribute dangerous drugs.