WCSO reports drug arrest

Washington County Sheriff’s Office reports a drug arrest following a traffic stop just after midnight on August 19.

A WCSO deputy conducted a traffic stop after observing a truck traveling on Wrights Creek Road with faulty equipment. As the deputy approached the driver, he immediately noticed behaviors and movements that were indicative of a person being under the influence of stimulants.

Austin Knight

Austin Knight

As the deputy performed a pat down to ensure the occupants did not possess any weapons, the passenger, 20-year-old Austin Knight of Westville, attempted to grab an object in his pants pocket.  As the deputy located the object, he found it was a cigarette pack that contained a plastic bag with a crystal-like substance inside.

The substance later tested positive for methamphetamine.

Also located in Knight’s possession was a glass pipe and a straw that contained methamphetamine residue.

Knight was arrested and transported to the Washington County Jail where he was booked on the charge of possession of methamphetamine.

If you have any knowledge of crimes being committed, or tips, please contact the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 850-638-6111. You may also contact them anonymously by calling 850-638-TIPS (8477) or by email at tips@wcso.us.