Graceville man ‘forgot about’ having meth, arrested on meth charges

WASHINGTON COUNTY – A Graceville man is facing felony drug charges after telling Washington County Sheriff’s deputies he “forgot about” being in possession of methamphetamine.

WCSO stated in a press release that the man happened to be in the “wrong place at the wrong time” around 11 p.m., Tuesday, April 20, when deputies were near the Washington and Jackson county line in the area of Cope Road and Snell Road assisting Jackson County SheriffÂ’s Office in locating a subject who had fled on foot. WCSO reports that deputies conducted an investigative traffic stop after observing a suspicious vehicle being driven by a subject who was attempting to conceal his face. 

Deputies made contact with the driver, identified as 25-year-old Nathan Scott Ward of Graceville.

Ward advised deputies that his license was suspended and also made statements to deputies that he had “smoked before leaving the house” and “thereÂ’s nothing in here.”

According to the WCSO report, Ward then freely volunteered for deputies to search the vehicle. During the search, deputies located a cigarette pack containing methamphetamine, to which Ward commented, “I forgot about that.”

Ward, who was determined not to be the subject sought by JCSO, was arrested possession of methamphetamine and booked into the Washington County Jail.