A traffic stop in Washington County ended in the arrest of two men for felony drug charges, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.
Just after 11 p.m., Wednesday night, Washington County Sheriff’s deputies stopped an SUV in the Caryville area for a traffic violation. As the occupants, who appeared to be under the influence of stimulants were removed from the vehicle to conduct a search, deputies located a plastic bag containing cocaine residue in the pocket of a passenger, later identified as Timothy Johnson, 39, of Palatka, according to the report.
As the vehicle was searched, deputies discovered multiple glass pipes and needles containing cocaine and two plastic bags containing cocaine residue, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.
Both Johnson and the driver, Helio Branco, 45, of Ocala, FL, were arrested and booked into the Washington County Jail on the charges of possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to the report.
Anyone with knowledge of crimes being committed or tips are asked to contact the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 850-638-6111. The sheriff’s office my be anonymously by calling 850-638-TIPS (8477) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.