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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