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Chipley Police Arrests Two After Traffic Stop Turns into Drug Seizure

Chipley, FL – May 1, 2024: (WDNews) A routine traffic stop by a Chipley Police Officer led to the discovery of illegal substances and a firearm. The incident occurred when an Officer observed a grey sedan exhibiting erratic driving behavior on State Road 77.

Upon contact with the occupants, Officer detected a strong odor of marijuana. Identified as Sierra Swann and Robert Spoon, the occupants, along with a 3-year-old child in the rear seat, were questioned. A joint-like object was spotted in plain view.

Further investigation unveiled Mr. Spoon’s outstanding warrant from Georgia. A probable cause search revealed a stolen firearm, marijuana, THC vaporizers, and related paraphernalia. Mr. Spoon, a convicted felon, was arrested, facing multiple charges including possession of marijuana and a firearm, and child endangerment.

The Chipley Police Department emphasizes its commitment to ensuring public safety and will continue to diligently investigate such cases. Charges are pending as the investigation progresses.