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Three Held on Drug Charges

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The Bay County Sheriff's Office Special Investigations Division conducted a traffic stop Thursday, August 1, 2013, on a vehicle in the Lynn Haven area which led to the arrest of three and the confiscation of methamphetamine and nearly $20,000 in cash.

Investigators searched the vehicle after a BCSO K9 dog trained to detect illegal narcotics alerted on the vehicle. Investigators found the meth and cash in the vehicle along with a money counter. Narcotics investigators arrested the driver, Kristy Brooks, DOB 4-9-76, of Loganville, Georgia, and charged her with Possession of Meth with Intent to Distribute and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

A search warrant was served later the same day on a home at 6308 Causeway Road, Panama City Beach. Brooks was known to frequent the home. Narcotics investigators found about a half pound of methamphetamine in ICE form and about $4700 in cash. Arrested at the residence were Richard Dwayne Short and Whitney Thoma. Short, DOB 7/4/65, of 6308 Causeway Road, Panama City Beach, was charged with Trafficking in Methamphetamine and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Thoma, DOB 5/20/87, of 4903 W. 19th Court, was charged with Possession of methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

The investigation is ongoing and additional arrests are expected.

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Information provided by the Bay County Sheriff's Office