CHIPLEY — A Chipley woman in possession of methamphetamine was arrested when she mistakenly flagged down a Washington County Sheriff’s deputy.

Deputy Landon Fries was on patrol in the Carter Circle area late at night May 30 when he spotted a woman standing on the side of the road attempting to stop the deputy by waving him down. Concerned there may be an emergency, Fries stopped to speak with the woman identified as 43-year-old LisaMay Anderson.

Anderson told the deputy she had mistaken him for a friend she was waiting for to bring her a cigarette. Fries noticed behaviors indicating Anderson may be under the influence of a narcotic and asked to search her personal belongings.

Anderson complied with the deputy’s request to search, but attempted to hide a small container behind her back and fled from the deputy. She only made it a few feet away before she was caught and placed under attest. Anderson was found to be in possession of a hypodermic needle and container of a crystallized substance, which field tested to be positive for methamphetamine.

Anderson was transported to the Washington County Jail and booked on the charges of possession of methamphetamine and resisting arrest without violence.

Anyone with knowledge of crime being committed in the community is asked to contact Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 850-638-6111. Tips may be reported anonymously by calling 850-638-TIPS (8477) or by email at tips@wcso.us.