VERNON - A Vernon woman was booked into the Washington County Jail Wednesday on charges of marijuana possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of marijuana with intent to sell.

According to a report by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Hannah Shepherd, 19, was arrested after Deputy Daryl White observed her driving around Vernon in a manner "that caused concern."

Deputy White stopped Shepherd's the vehicle to ascertain whether the driver was lost and to warn her against the use of a cell phone while operating a motor vehicle.

While speaking with Shepherd, Deputy White noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. Shepherd admitted to having marijuana in the vehicle, and upon further investigation, the deputy located marijuana loose in a jar, marijuana packaged for re-sale, a pipe, sandwich bags, and a notepad with distribution amounts and prices.

Shepherd also had $741.00 in cash in her possession, telling the deputy: “I buy enough to use and sell to friends so that I can make up what I spend.”

Shepherd was arrested and booked into the Washington County Jail.

Anyone with any tips or knowledge of crimes being committed is asked to contact the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 850-638-6111. Tips may also be reported anonymously by calling 850-638-TIPS (8477) or by emailing: