By REID TUCKER
DeFuniak Springs attorney Jason Cobb was arrested after buying 30 10-milligram Lortab pills from a state law enforcement informant on Monday, July 21, according to arrest reports.
Subsequently charged with trafficking in controlled substances, Cobb was arraigned the following day and released upon posting a $25,000 bond. Cobb had been under investigation for a month prior to his arrest, said FDLE Information Officer Mike Morrison. He also said Cobb could face a minimum mandatory 15-year prison sentence and fines of up to $500,000 if convicted.
Cobb was arrested outside his office at around 5:30 p.m. after he was allegedly seen purchasing the pills from the informant. An arrest report made in connection with the incident states:
“Jason Cobb did take 30 10 mg Lortabs from a confidential source [CS] controlled by FDLE. The Lortabs were provided to the CS by FDLE. Jason Cobb did have in his possession the Lortabs given to him by the FDLE CS.”
The pills were later recovered as evidence by FDLE as part of a continuing investigation, Morrison said.
As per FDLE procedure for ongoing investigations, Morrison said he couldn’t offer much more information on the case, other than to say that Cobb’s next court date is set for Sept. 16. He will be prosecuted in the First Judicial Circuit.
Assistant State Attorney Greg Anchors said, following Cobb’s arraignment, the law offices of Clayton B. Adkinson, also of DeFuniak Springs, were unofficially listed as Cobb’s representatives. Records filed Thursday, July 24 with the Walton County Clerk’s Office confirmed Anchor’s supposition.
Adkinson said neither he nor his client were at liberty to make further comment on the case at this time.
A former assistant state attorney, who later practiced in Destin before opening his own office in DeFuniak Springs, Cobb is a member in good standing of the Florida Bar and has no record of disciplinary action within the last 10 years.