Following a report of reckless driving, an officer with the Chipley Police Department conducted a traffic stop on September 3 on a black Dodge truck traveling south on Highway 77. The officer observed the driver of the truck make several abrupt vehicular movements along with other traffic violations, before coming to a stop on the side of the road.
Officers made contact with the driver, identified as Dinah C. Haisten, age 57, of Altha. During the stop a narcotics detection K-9 was deployed and gave an alert. A search of the vehicle was conducted, as well as a search of Haisten’s person where it was discovered that she possessed a baggie containing methamphetamine.
Haisten was arrested and transported to the Washington County jail where she was booked on the charge of Drug Possession (Methamphetamine).