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June 4, 2018
The Chipley Police Department announces the arrest of Jason E. Turnage, 41, of Wausau, Florida following a traffic stop conducted on Friday, June 1st. Officers of the Chipley Police Department conducted a stop of Blue Dodge Truck for various equipment violations on Hwy 77. The Officer made contact with the driver of the vehicle who was identified as Turnage. Based on the nervous actions made by the driver a K-9 Unit was requested to the scene and subsequently gave an alert for the odor of narcotics. A search of the vehicle was conducted where officers located drugs consisting of Marijuana, Methamphetamine, and drug paraphernalia. In addition to locating drugs in a backpack officers also located a loaded pistol in proximity to the location of drugs. Turnage was charged with the following:
Possession of a control substance without a prescription (methamphetamine)
Possession of marijuana less than 20 grams
Possession of Narcotics Equipment
Possession or use of a Weapon in commission of a Felony
Chief Thompson, “encourages anyone with information regarding illegal activity to contact the Chipley Police Department at (850)638-6310 or contact Crime Stoppers at 850-638-TIPS.”