CHIPLEY – The traffic stop of a speeding motorist led to the arrest of a Chipley woman for multiple drug charges last week.

Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies stopped a car for speeding on Martin Luther King Drive in Chipley on July 26. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Stacey Tyus, 42, of Chipley.

A K-9 unit performed a perimeter search of the vehicle and alerted the deputies to the presence of narcotics.

A search of the inside of the vehicle found marijuana and several pills. The pills were identified as controlled substances known as alprazolam and clonazepam.

After further questioning, Tyus admitted to deputies that she had a meth pipe and methamphetamine hidden "inside" her person.

Tyus was transported to the Washington County Jail where the evidence was collected from her.

Tyus has been charged with possession of methamphetamine, two counts of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Washington County Sheriff Kevin Crews urges anyone with knowledge of crimes being committed 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