BONIFAY — Holmes County Sheriff’s Office followed a tip to a residence on Banfill Avenue, where a woman was arrested on outstanding warrants and new charges April 10.

Investigators made contact with 31-year-old Vernita Connell. Connell was already wanted on warrants for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Authorities were advised Connell possessed a large amount of methamphetamine at the home.  

The suspect was placed under arrest, and investigators subsequently found one-and-a-half ounces of ICE methamphetamine and a plastic bag with over 500 Xanax pills. Connell received additional charges for possession of methamphetamine and possession of the other controlled substance with intent to distribute.