CHIPLEY – Eluding a traffic stop wasn't the best way to escape jail time for three people recently arrested for drug possession.


Charlie Blackmon, 40, and Shannon Works, 36, both of Chipley, and 48-year-old Jennifer Bau are behind bars after a Washington County Sheriff's Office deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop on their vehicle at the intersection of U.S. 90 and Sewell Farms Road at about 2:30 p.m. last Friday.

According to a WCSO news release, after attempting to elude the deputy, the vehicle abruptly pulled into the driveway of a residence on U.S. 90, where Blackmon and Works fled into the home. The deputy was able to apprehend Bau as she attempted to run.


Bau, who is currently out on bond, had Ambien in her possession, the release stated. She was taken into custody without further incident and booked into the Washington County Jail on the charges of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and resisting an officer without violence.


A subsequent search led of the home led deputies to discover cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana, and multiple types of drug paraphernalia, the release stated.


Blackmon was charged with of possession of cocaine with intent to sell, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana less than 20 grams, tampering with evidence, resisting an officer without violence, and driving with a suspended license.


Works, who had an active warrant for a parole violation, was also charged with resisting an officer without violence.


Both Blackmon and Works were also booked into the Washington County Jail.