Man tells deputy there are roaches in his hat, turns out to be meth

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WASHINGTON COUNTY, Fla. (WDHN) — The Washington County Sheriff’s Office arrested two people on drug charges last Thursday.

The pair — Vanessa Henderson, 50, of Chipley and Richard Welch, 39 — got the attention of law enforcement when they cut off a deputy at Nadia Drive in Chipley at 7:30 p.m.

The deputy stopped the two at the Shell station next to the Chipley Wendy’s. A K9 named Titan was brought in and detected narcotics.

Welch, who was Henderson’s passenger, told the deputy he had “a couple of roaches in his hat.”

When Welch handed it over, the deputy found a plastic bag of methamphetamine in the hat’s sweatband.

“A search of the vehicle resulted in deputies locating a prescription medication known as Clonazepam in Henderson’s purse,” a release from the sheriff’s states. “In a McDonald’s bag deputies located a second plastic bag of methamphetamine and a bag of marijuana.”

Both were booked into the Washington County Jail, Welch on possession of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana less than 20 grams and Henderson on possession of a controlled substance without a prescription.

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