CARYVILLE - A traffic stop conducted by Holmes County Sheriff's Deputies near the Caryville Campsite area on Sunday resulted in the seizure of approximately 40 pounds of marijuana.
According to reports, a deputy attempted to stop a Chevy pickup truck that turned onto Blue Springs Road around 2:15 a.m.
The truck's driver, later identified as Colton Daniels of Marianna, immediately shut off the vehicle's headlights and quickly turned onto Beaver Street in "attempt to hide from the deputy."
The deputy contacted Daniels and his two passengers, identified as juveniles Clay Jones, of Caryville and Phillip Reyes, of Chipley. During the ensuing conversation, the deputy noticed a bed sheet in the back of the truck, appearing to have something large "wrapped up in it." Reports state the deputy could also detect a strong odor of marijuana.
A search of the vehicle revealed approximately 40 pounds of marijuana, some that had been prepackaged.
Daniels and Reyes were taken into custody, but Jones fled on foot through the woods before the deputy could detain him.
Holmes and Walton Correctional K9 teams responded and began tracking Jones, who was later located at his residence and was taken into custody.
All three face charges of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.