Jackson County woman arrested after drugs found inside car during traffic stop

Drug Bust
Posted at 9:17 PM, Mar 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-28 21:17:00-04

MARIANNA, Fla. (WTXL) - A woman was arrested in Jackson County for having drugs inside her car, giving a false name to law enforcement, and resisting an officer during a traffic stop. 

Monica Willis, 28, was arrested by the Jackson County Sheriff's Office. 

On March 28, a deputy was on patrol in the area of Rocky Creek Road in Marianna, Florida.  

While on patrol the deputy saw a traffic violation and conducted a traffic stop on the car.

After making contact with Willis, she identified herself to the deputy, using a false name. 

As the conversation continued, the deputy smelled marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. 

The deputy then requested for Willis to exit the vehicle so that a probable cause search could be done. Willis refused to exit the vehicle despite the deputy telling her to several times.  

The deputy had to force Willis to exit the car and she was put into handcuffs. While the deputy was taking Willis to his patrol vehicle, Willis threw a glass pipe in a ditch. The pipe was used to smoke marijuana.

During a probable cause search of the car, officers found marijuana, a purse containing methamphetamine inside a jewelry style bag, and spoons with meth residue.  

Deputies discovered during the probable cause traffic stop that Willis' license was revoked and she is a habitual traffic offender. During this time, it was discovered Willis was on active state probation as well.  

Willis was arrested and transported to the Jackson County Correctional Facility. 

She is being charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana less than 20 grams, possession of drug paraphernalia, providing a false name to law enforcement, resisting an officer without violence, habitual traffic offender, and violation of state probation.