CHIPLEY – A Bonifay woman is behind bars for methamphetamine charges following a traffic stop in Washington County.

Washington County Sheriff’s deputies conducted a traffic stop, for speeding, near the intersection of Palmer Drive and Highway 90 in Caryville on February 25.

The driver, identified as Kevin Hammett, 51, of Bonifay, was found to be operating the vehicle with a suspended license for a prior DUI charge. Hammett, who is also on community control for unrelated drug charges out of Holmes County, was arrested for driving with a suspended license and booked into the Washington County Jail.

Hammett authorized a search the vehicle, which resulted in deputies locating a small bag of crystal methamphetamine in a wallet belonging to the passenger. The passenger, identified as Jackie Denise Maull, 49, of Bonifay, was also in possession of a plastic straw which contained methamphetamine residue.

Maull was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia.

Washington County Sheriff Kevin Crews urges anyone with knowledge of crimes being committed to contact the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 850-638-6111. Tips may also be reported anonymously by calling 850-638-TIPS (8477) or by emailing tips@wcso.us.