Bay Co. Jail GED Teacher Charged in Drug Bust

By: Kavontae Smalls Email
By: Kavontae Smalls Email
A woman who worked at the Bay County Jail GED program was arrested Wednesday and charged with possession of cocaine, crack and marijuana.

Tammy Anderson

A Bay County School District Employee, who was head of a crime prevention anti-drug program for teenagers is now facing drug charges herself.

Tammy D. Anderson, 51 was arrested at her Springfield home Thursday after Bay County Sheriff's Investigators received a tip she was involved in drug activity.

They searched her Springfield home and found about 20 to 25 pieces of crack cocaine totaling about 8.6 grams, a little over an ounce of marijuana, and 1.9 grams of powder cocaine. Investigators also found paraphernalia suggesting the manufacture of crack cocaine and digital scales which investigators say indicate distribution of narcotics.

Until her arrest, Anderson was assigned to the G.E.D. program at the Bay County Jail. She was also the director of Juveniles Understanding Discipline Order and Service or JUDOS antidrug program which is currently inactive.

Based on the evidence they found, investigators say Anderson and Robert James Williams, 26, who lived with Anderson, were involved in manufacturing and selling crack cocaine.

"When you find someone in this position, that you are able to determine through investigation that's actually engaged in this type of activity, I'm certain, being a leader of a program for children, that will be very concerning to many parents" said Ruth Corely, Bay County Sheriff's Office.

Anderson and Williams both were charged with possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine (powder), manufacture of crack cocaine, possession of marijuana more than 20 grams, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of ammunition by a convicted felon.

Anderson appeared before a judge Friday on five drug charges, and one firearms charge. The judge set her bond at $26,500 dollars. Williams' bond hearing on the same charges is set for Saturday.

Bay County Superintendent Bill Husfelt suspended Anderson with pay, pending a future hearing by the school board.


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  • by ann Location: florida on Apr 18, 2012 at 11:06 AM
    Wow! I lived in this house from 1978-1980 and my parents for several more years....Guess that neighborhood has gone seriously down hill! We also have got to be more dilligent about keeping an eye on the people who have access to our children.
  • by is this true Location: Panama city on Apr 9, 2012 at 11:35 AM
    wait...convicted felon, is this right? we have a convicted felon teaching inmates and mentoring children?
  • by Lady Gemini Location: panama city on Apr 8, 2012 at 06:43 PM
    uhhhmmmm my heart goes out to her family....i dont understand how can a leader/minister can take a turn for the worst.... being a mentor to others, it just dont make no sense....i believe that you cant keep playing with God..he will definitely get ur attention one way or another...& i believe God was giving her warning after warning!!!
  • by Anonymous Location: Panama City on Apr 7, 2012 at 08:22 PM
    I applaud those leaders who know that one is innocent until proven guilty. And who said anything about playing with God and expecting to get away with it?
  • by Know the law Location: Panama City on Apr 7, 2012 at 08:31 AM
    He did what he was required to do by law, unfortunately he had no other choice. So, before blaming the Supertendent,make sure you, yourself, are informed. http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=1000-1099/1012/Sections/1012.796.html
  • by Angela Williams Location: Springfield on Apr 7, 2012 at 07:12 AM
    You can't play with God and expect to keep getting away with it.
  • by Cathy Location: Florida on Apr 7, 2012 at 07:07 AM
    I think the school board needs to review it's hiring policies!
  • by DONNA Location: WESTVILLE FL on Apr 7, 2012 at 06:29 AM
    THINGS LIKE THIS JUST REALLY UPSET ME, AND THE WORLD WONDERS WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE YOUTH OF TODAY...WHAT HAPPENED TO GREAT ROLL MODELS.......? I FEAR FOR MY GRANDCHILDREN AS TO WHAT THE WILL FACE IN A FEW YEARS...
  • by Anonymous on Apr 7, 2012 at 05:08 AM
    A couple of more druggies busted and a professional at that...Way to go...
  • by NightStalker Location: PC on Apr 7, 2012 at 12:21 AM
    New leaders is right, another black eye for Husfelt. Voters are watching. There is alot of people at the jail that need to be looked into.
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