Marianna man arrested for illegal drugs

jail bars
Posted at 6:56 AM, Oct 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-17 02:57:58-04

JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - A Marianna man awakened behind bars Tuesday after deputies say they found meth and marijuana in his car.

Deputies with the Jackson County Sheriff's Office say when they pulled over Derek Benefield, 27, on Monday they smelled marijuana coming from the car.

Searching the car, they found he was hiding meth under the driver's seat along with a marijuana shake under the car's floor board.

Benefield is facing three charges: possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana less than 20 grams and possession of Methamphetamine.

MOBILE USERS: Download our WTXL news app on your Apple and Android devices for the latest from South Georgia and North Florida. Also, download our WTXL Weather Now app for Apple and Android devices to get the latest local weather wherever you go. 

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for additional local news and hourly updates.

Copyright 2017 WTXL via Raycom News Network. All rights reserved.