VERNON — Washington County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Panama City man in the early morning hours March 5 after the suspect was seen driving erratically.
Deputy Jarvis pulled over a vehicle driven by 24-year-old Cody J. Evans of Panama City on State Road 79 at Acy Road after observing the vehicle leave the roadway, travel through a ditch and come to a rest on the side of S.R. 79.
The deputy discovered the driver had an active Okaloosa County warrant for drug charges. During the traffic stop, Jarvis located digital scales, a glass pipe and two bags of methamphetamine. The items tested positive for the presence of methamphetamine.
Also located were a needleless syringe and glass bottle with a liquid mixture inside. Jarvis inquired about the use of the syringe and liquid. Evans stated the liquid was methamphetamine used for injecting anally. This has been found to be a common practice among meth users known as a “booty bump.”
Evans is charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia and was taken into custody for an outstanding warrant for possession of marijuana.
“Through the diligent patrol efforts of Deputy Jarvis, the danger of this suspect was removed from our roadways and the narcotics were removed from our community,” said Sheriff Kevin Crews. “We continue to remain vigilant in ridding our county of these drugs.”