$11,000 IN CASH, 30 GRAMS OF METH FOUND FOLLOWING TRAFFIC STOP AND K9 ALERT
May 11, 2020
WALTON COUNTY, Fla— A Walton County Sheriff’s Office K9 alerts to illegal narcotics inside a vehicle helping to locate more than 30 grams of meth.
On Sunday, May 10th just after 8 p.m. a deputy stopped a car for speeding on Hugh Adams Road in DeFuniak Springs. The driver, identified as 24-year-old Jared Cook, was familiar to the deputy because of previous encounters.
The deputy requested assistance from K9 Jester and his handler who deployed to the area. K9 Jester alerted on the vehicle for the presence of narcotic odor.
A searched of the vehicle uncovered $11,920 in U.S. Currency, large and small plastic bags, and a vacuum sealer.
While searching Cook, two bags fell from within his pants landing near his feet. The two bags contained 30.9 grams of methamphetamine.
Cook is currently on felony probation for selling drugs within 1000 feet of a school. He was arrested and charged with trafficking methamphetamine, violation of probation, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
At the time of this release, Cook was still incarcerated in the Walton County Jail with a $50,000 bond.