Traffic stop leads to cocaine arrest

Christopher Alcorn

A Santa Rosa County man was arrested on drug charges following a traffic stop in Vernon.

At approximately 9:30 p.m., Thursday night, a deputy with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office stopped a vehicle for a traffic infraction on S.R. 79 in Vernon.

During the stop, the deputy confirmed the driver, Christopher Alcorn, 22, of Pace, FL, had a suspended driver’s license.  Alcorn was also found to be in possession of a scale, which contained cocaine.

Alcorn was arrested and booked into the Washington County Jail on charges of possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving while license suspended.

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