CHIPLEY - Illicit drug activity has led to several unrelated felony arrests over the past few weeks.
According to a Washington County Sheriff's Office news release, 37-year-old Christopher Reinhardt of Chipley was arrested July 14 for the possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Reinhardt is currently on state probation for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, which stems from an unrelated incident that occurred in 2017, the release stated.
Ryan Massey, 28, of Chipley was arrested on July 17 for attempting to dispose of a cigarette pack containing methamphetamine during an early morning traffic stop. Footage from the arrest shows the motorcyclist making the attempt, the release stated. Massey is facing felony charges of possession of methamphetamine, tampering with evidence, and habitually driving with a suspended license.
On July 19, 26-year-old Chad Cousineau of Panama City was arrested after deputies found methamphetamine in his wallet. Cousineau was charged with possession of methamphetamine as well as possession of marijuana less than 20 grams, and possession of drug paraphernalia, the release stated.
John Floyed, 39, was arrested after K9 Axil signaled the presence of narcotics during a traffic stop on Orange Hill Road, the release stated. Floyd was charged with possession of methamphetamine after deputies discovered a pill bottle containing the methamphetamine during a search of the vehicle.
On July 25, near Pioneer Road and State Road 277 in Vernon, Jason Johnson, 40, of Chipley, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana less than 20 grams after K9 Axil alerted to the presence of narcotics, the release stated.
And on July 28, 37-year-old Preston Tousignant of Cottondale, was stopped for operating a scooter without a license plate. He was then arrested for possession of methamphetamine and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, according to the release.
Each of the individuals were transported and booked into the Washington County Jail.