Bonifay man arrested on charges of possession of listed chemicals

Published: Friday, April 26, 2013 at 02:22 PM.

BONIFAY — A Holmes County Sheriff’s deputy arrested a Bonifay man on charges of possessing chemicals needed to make meth after being stopped for a tag violation on April 18, according to a sheriff’s office news release.

Arrested was Jerry Hiram Johnson, 43, of Bonifay, on charges of (or in connection with charges of) possession of listed chemicals used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine (pseudoephedrine) and attaching a tag not assigned, according to the release.

A Holmes County deputy stopped Johnson’s vehicle in the Pittman community for a tag violation. During a search of Johnson’s person, the deputy found a box of pseudoephedrine hidden in Johnson boot, according to the release.

Authorities say Johnson said he bought the pseudoephedrine to use for making methamphetamines.

Johnson remains in the Holmes County Jail on a $10,000 bond.

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