CHIPLEY - A woman is behind bars following a police search of a home in the Pecan Street of Chipley this week.


On May 27 officers with the Chipley Police Department responded to the address of 776b Pecan Street, Chipley in regards to a welfare check. Officers arrived on scene and made contact with the resident who was identified as Dana R. McKinney, 39, of Chipley.


Officers observed that McKinney was upset and in the process located a used syringe in the bedroom where McKinney was located. Officers obtained permission to search and located a pill bottle belonging to McKinney containing an unknown substance in a baggie. A field test of the substance provided positive results for ecstasy.


McKinney was arrested on scene and transported to the Washington County Jail where she was booked on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of a Drug Paraphernalia.