Traffic stop yields meth ingredients

Published 2:45 am Saturday, September 7, 2013

Two Crestview, Fla., residents remain behind bars after an assortment of illegal drugs and the components to make drugs were allegedly found in their vehicle.

Drug Task Force Commander Mark Odom said the incident occurred Wednesday when DTF agents arrested Joey Houser, 36, and Megan Dawn Deweber, 31. The couple was pulled over for speeding by Florala Police Officer Paul Adams.

“As Officer Adams spoke with the occupants of the vehicle, Florala Police Chief Sonny Bedsole arrived on scene and noticed an open container,” Odom said. “Officer Adams walked his K9 around the vehicle, and she indicated the presence of illegal narcotics in the vehicle.

“During their resulting search of the vehicle, officers discovered marijuana, various prescription pills and methamphetamine – as well as the items associated with the manufacture of methamphetamine,” he said.

After the search, officers contacted DTF agents, who responded to the scene.

Odom said Deweber initially gave officers a false name, but after identifying herself correctly, she told them she had methamphetamine oil on her person.

Both Houser and Deweber were charged with manufacturing of a controlled substance II, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana II and possession of drug paraphernalia. Deweber was also charged with providing false information to a law enforcement officer.

Both remain in the custody of the Covington County Jail – Houser on a $270,000 bond and Deweber on a $400,000 bond.

“We are ever vigilant in our fight to eliminate drugs from Covington County,” Odom said. “No matter what meth cooks do to hide their activities, we will find them and put them in jail.”