VERNON -- A routine patrol led to two men being arrested on drug charges.

During a routine patrol at Vernon City Hall on Sunday, a Washington County Sheriff's Office deputy spotted two men later identified as Steven Hutchinson, 20, of Chipley, and Clayton Bradley, 23, of Vernon, walking toward the back of the property, a WCSO news release stated. Due to City Hall being closed on Sundays, the deputy requested proof of identification from the two men.

Initially providing false identification information to the deputy, Hutchinson revealed he had a warrant in Bay County for cutting off his community control bracelet and absconding from supervision, the release stated.

The deputy then searched the men under their consent, the release states, and discovered a digital scale and marijuana in Bradley's backpack, also, a substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine.

Hutchinson possessed a controlled substance without a prescription and a digital scale containing marijuana residue, the release stated. 

The release stated both men were taken into custody and booked at Washington County Jail on the following charges: Hutchinson -- possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of paraphernalia and providing false identification to law enforcement; Bradley -- possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia and possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana.

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