Citizen complaint leads to drug arrest

Matthew Alan Bailey

HOLMES COUNTY – A call from a concerned citizen on November 29 resulted in the arrest of a Bonifay man for methamphetamine possession.

A deputy with the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office responded shortly before 6 p.m. Thursday to a report of an intoxicated pedestrian in the 2200 block of Highway 177-A.

Upon arrival, the deputy observed a subject who appeared to be sleeping in the driver’s seat of a vehicle parked at a local business. The deputy was able to rouse the subject, identified as 36-year-old Matthew Alan Bailey of Bonifay and further observed Bailey to appear to be under the influence of narcotics.

Bailey was arrested after a vial containing methamphetamine was located in the vehicle’s sunglass holder.

He is currently being held in the Holmes County Jail on charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia.

One thought on “Citizen complaint leads to drug arrest

  1. Good job on the citizen who reported an impaired person in the vehicle. A big “Thank you” to law enforcement for acting on the citizen’s report. Too often people tell me they reported a meth house or an impaired driver, but law enforcement does not make it apparent they investigated the report. What is equally disturbing is when law enforcement interrogate the informer, as if the informer had an axe to grind with the person they reported for suspicious behavior.

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