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Nervous driver leads to three arrests
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on Jan. 30 which led to the arrest of three men for methamphetamine.
A WCSO deputy conducted a traffic stop of a Dodge Dart for a traffic infraction and made contact with the vehicle’s occupants. Upon requesting identification from the driver, Brian Douglas Brooks, 26, of Westville, the deputy found Brooks appearing to act nervous. As WCSO identified the other occupants of the vehicle, Adam Joseph Ball, 38, of Chipley and Stacey Wayne Huckaby, 32, of Chipley, and were writing a warning for the infraction a K-9 conducted a free-air sniff of the vehicle and alerted to the presence of narcotics.
Deputies conducted a search of Brooks and located a hypodermic needle in his front pocket. A search of the vehicle found illegal narcotics inside of the glove compartment along with a cigarette pack containing a small, clear bag with methamphetamine inside.
When Ball is questioned about the narcotics, he stated they belonged to Brooks who stated they belonged to Ball. Brooks went on to later recant his statement by saying the narcotics belonged to someone else.
All three men were arrested and charged as follows.
Brooks is charged with possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of paraphernalia.
Ball is charged with possession of methamphetamine and an active warrant out of Washington County.
Huckaby was arrested for an active warrant also out of Washington County.