Fountain man arrested following traffic stop

Published: Monday, December 16, 2013 at 03:25 PM.

CHIPLEY — The Washington County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Fountain man in connection with narcotics charges following a traffic stop, according to a sheriff’s office news release distributed on Dec 16.

Arrested was Gregory Eugene Edmondson, 46, of Fountain on charges of Driving While License Is Suspended or Revoked; Possession of Controlled Substance Without Prescription; Trafficking in Controlled Substance Hydrocodone; Tampering with Evidence; and Possession of Harmful and New Legend Drug.

Deputies observed a vehicle traveling on Orange Hill Road with non-working lights and proceeded to stop the vehicle, according to the release. During the traffic stop, the deputy observed the driver exhibiting behavior consistent with being involved in illegal activity. 

The deputy asked for and received consent to search the vehicle.  During the search, a pill bottle filled with several pills, a cigarette pack that contained pills, a baggy containing a substance that tested positive as methamphetamines, and rolling papers were discovered, according to the sheriff’s office.

During the search, Edmondson was observed, on camera, attempting to dispose of evidence found by the deputies, according to the release.  The evidence was recovered and the suspect was arrested.

Sheriff Bobby Haddock asks that anyone with information on illegal drug activity contact us at 638-TIPS (8477) or by email at tips@wcso.us.



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