BONIFAY - Holmes County Sheriff’s Office made a routine traffic stop which resulted in an arrest on Wednedsay, Oct. 30


According to a press release from the HCSO, A deputy conducted the stop shortly after 1 a.m., in the area of Boswell Road. The car was driven by 55-year-old Lester Brown of Bonifay and had one passenger, 33-year-old Helen R. Montgomery of Caryville, the press release said.


A records check through dispatch found Brown to be driving on a suspended license.


"During the course of the stop, K9 Lasso alerted to the presence of illegal narcotics after performing a free air sniff of the vehicle," the report said.


According to HCSO, a search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of a digital scale, a glass smoking pipe, and a piece of plastic that held a crystal-like substance which tested positive for methamphetamine.


As a result of the investigation, Brown was issued a notice to appear for driving on a suspended license, and Montgomery was taken into custody on charges of possession of methamphetamine, evidence tampering, and possession of drug paraphernalia.