January 13, 2020
WALTON COUNTY, Fla— A drug bust by Walton County Sheriff’s Office’s newest K-9 “Colt” prevents more than 30 grams of methamphetamine and more than 10 grams of cocaine from hitting the streets of Walton County.
Just before 3 am Monday, a deputy conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of U.S. Highway 98 and Co. Highway 393 N. The driver was identified as Brandon Shaw, 40, of Florala, Alabama. The passenger was identified as Cassie Lovejoy Ponthieux, 38, of Freeport, Florida.
K-9 Colt was called to the scene and alerted on the vehicle. A subsequent search revealed the following:
- 30 grams of methamphetamine
- 12.8 grams of cocaine
- 2 grams of heroin
- 297 grams of an unknown substance
- $4540 in U.S. Currency
- Raven MP Pistol
- .25 caliber ammunition
- 5 grams of marijuana
- Multiple Pills including Hydrocodone and Oxycodone
- Glass pipes
- Plastic Baggies
- Drug Paraphernalia
In addition, 21 unused syringes were disposed of following the stop.
Shaw and Ponthieux were charged with trafficking methamphetamine, six counts of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, and possession of drug paraphernalia.