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Covington man arrested in Florida after obstructing traffic, bringing methamphetamine into jail
Howard A. Brown, Jr.
Howard A. Brown, Jr.

BONIFAY, Fla. - A Covington man was recently arrested in Florida after reportedly falling asleep behind the wheel, obstructing traffic and possessing drugs and paraphernalia. 

According to a news release from the Holmes County Sheriff's Office, in Bonifay, Florida, a local deputy arrived in the area of Highway 181 and Hart Lane after a citizen complaint of a vehicle obstructing the roadway around 2 a.m. Holmes County Jail Administrator Capt. Roy Wade also responded as he passed the scene on his way to work. 

The officers approached the vehicle and asked Howard A. Brown, Jr., 38, of Covington, to pull the vehicle to the side of the road so he was not obstructing traffic. 

According to the release, Brown "appeared to possibly be under the influence of an unknown substance," and the officers began a search of his vehicle with his consent.

Located under the vehicle's steering column, officers reportedly located a glass pipe containing suspected methamphetamine.

Brown was arrested and transported to the Holmes County Jail on charges of possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. 

"As he was being processed by Holmes County Jail staff, it was discovered that Brown had hidden a bag of methamphetamine inside his person," according to the release.

Brown was transported to a local hospital to have the suspected methamphetamine removed and was additionally charged with introduction of contraband into a detention facility.