VERNON – Three people were arrested January 9 after Washington County Sheriff’s Office stopped a speeding vehicle with Georgia plates in Vernon.

The vehicle was traveling down State Road 79 when it made the turn down a side street, leading into Vernon City Hall parking lot. As the vehicle traveled through the parking lot it circled back toward the deputy before coming to a stop.

As the deputy approached the vehicle, he was immediately advised by the back-seat passenger they were attempting to find a gas station.

The driver, identified as Pamela Pollock Williams, 53 of Ochlockonee, Georgia, was questioned by the deputy who began to receive abrupt answers from the back-seat passenger.

The passenger was identified as Elizabeth Williams, 27, of Ochlockonee, Georgia, opened the car door and began to dry heave.

Because of the suspicious and nervous behaviors of the occupants, the deputy requested to search the vehicle and received consent from the driver.

As deputies removed all occupants of the vehicle to perform the search, the driver made multiple attempts to throw her purse into the back seat and cover it with other items.

During the search of the vehicle the purse belonging to the driver was found. The purse contained a green crystal like substance and marijuana. The driver, Pamela Williams, advised deputies the substance was “marijuana candy”.

Deputies also found methamphetamine in a bag under the seat of a second passenger identified as Jimmy Williams, 57, of Panama City.

The erratic behaviors of Elizabeth Williams, caused a female deputy to perform a search of her person. During the search, the deputy was advised by Williams that she did possess marijuana inside of her person. Williams retrieved marijuana and gave it to the deputy.

All three Williams suspects were arrested and charged with the following:

Jimmy Williams – Possession of methamphetamine

Elizabeth Williams – Possession of marijuana less than 20 grams

Pamela Williams – Possession of marijuana less than 20 grams

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.