CHIPLEY - A Dothan man was arrested Wednesday after blocking traffic in front of a local store. The short inconvenience for drivers became a huge problem for the man who ended up going to jail for possession of narcotics.
According to a Washington County Sheriff's Office news release, a WCSO deputy saw a Chevrolet truck, with front end damage, stopped in the eastbound lane of U.S. 90. The driver had reportedly pulled partially into the parking lot of the Handi Mart in Chipley and entered the store, seemingly unaware that he had left the vehicle blocking traffic.
As the deputy staged his patrol car to warn oncoming traffic, Mock exited the store, advising the deputy he had "wrecked somewhere on (State Road) 77 and had stopped at the store to put air in his tire, the release stated.
Mock then opened the hood of the truck and placed, what deputies later found to be hydrocodone pills, inside. Hydrocodone is listed as a controlled substance.
A search of the interior of the vehicle led to the deputies locating several other pills, identified as Vyvanse, which are also a known as a controlled substance, the release stated.
Mock was taken into custody and booked into the Washington County Jail on the two counts of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and one count of tampering with evidence.
The Florida Highway Patrol was contacted in an effort to identify any hit and run crash sites, the release stated.