A Washington County Sheriff’s deputy conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Corbin Road and Orange Hill Road Saturday, April 14. The driver, 48-year- old Jennifer Lynn Bau, was found to have an active Washington County warrant and asked to step out of the vehicle, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

As the deputy advised Bau of her outstanding warrant and attempted to take her into custody, she repeatedly resisted arrest by continuing to remove her arms from the handcuffs, attempting to free herself from the deputy’s hold. Once Bau was taken into custody, K9 Axil was deployed and alerted to the presence of narcotics at the driver’s door. A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of a makeup bag, which held three prescription pill bottles containing eight different types of pills, three of which were controlled substances. Also located in the makeup bag was a metal cylinder that contained burnt marijuana, according to the report.

Bau was transported to the Washington County Jail and booked on three counts of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, five counts of possession of a new legend drug, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting an officer without violence, and the active Washington County warrant, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

If anyone had knowledge of crimes being committed or tips contact the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 850-638-6111. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office may also be contacted anonymously by calling 850-638- TIPS (8477) or by email at

tips@wcso.us.