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Illinois man arrested in Vernon ……

(Chipley, FL; March 17, 2017)- Washington County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of an Illinois man after deputies observed the suspect speeding through Vernon school zone.

On March 15, 2017, at approximately 2:20 p.m., WCSO Deputy Landon Fries observed a Dodge Charger bearing an Illinois license plate speeding through an active school zone near Vernon Elementary School. Deputy Fries conducted a traffic stop making contact with the driver, 24 year old Israel Montemayor, and immediately became aware of a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. The deputy, after receiving confirmation from the driver that marijuana was present in the vehicle, located a glass pipe and a felony amount of marijuana.

Montemayor was arrested and transported to the Washington County Jail where he was charged with Possession of Marijuana over 20 grams and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

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