A man and woman were arrested for possession of methamphetamine following a traffic stop August 15.

As a Washington County Sheriff’s deputy patrolled the Five Points area of the county he observed an older model Chevrolet truck pulling a boat and trailer with the trailer tag obscured from view.

As the deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop, the vehicle continued to travel down Lakeview Road and ran a stop sign, before turning onto Douglas Ferry Road. The vehicle finally came to a stop on Yates Settlement Road.

As the deputy approached the driver, identified as Cheryl Colbert, 58, of Bonifay, he observed the passenger, identified as Matthew Miller, 31, of Bonifay, open the door and push something out with his foot. Immediately relocating to the passenger side of the vehicle, the deputy observed Miller stomping a cigarette pack into the ground. The deputy retrieved the cigarette pack which contained a straw that tested positive for methamphetamine.

A search of the vehicle resulted in the deputy locating a glass pipe in a black bag and a small clear bag containing a substance that later field tested positive for methamphetamine.

Colbert was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Miller was also arrested and charged with of possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and tampering with evidence.

Both Colbert and Miller received citations for traffic infractions as well.

“We will continue to go beyond the traffic stop,” says Sheriff Crews. “Our deputies are alert and they are trained to be aware of suspicious behavior during a stop. I am proud of the job they are doing and the amount of drugs that we are getting off our streets.”

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 tips@wcso.us.