WCSO arrests Chipley man on drug and weapon charges

A Chipley man is behind bars in Washington County after deputies located a loaded pistol and meth during a traffic stop.

Joseph Wright

On Wednesday, October 22nd, a WCSO K9 unit stopped a truck traveling on Orange Hill Road just before 10 p.m. K9 Kash alerted to the odor of narcotics and the deputy immediately located a glass pipe in the area of the alert. During a search of the vehicle, a bag of methamphetamine and two cut straws were located in a pill bottle labeled in the name of the driver, 52-year-old Joseph Wright. Also found was a separate bag containing a loaded handgun and a black mask made from a toboggan.

Wright, who has multiple felony convictions, was arrested and booked into the Washington County Jail on charges of possession of a weapon or ammunition by a convicted felon, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a firearm during a felony, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia.