Traffic Stop in Washington County Turns into Drug Bust

Washington Co, Fla. - A Washington County woman was arrested on an outstanding warrant and possession charges following a traffic stop. Early Saturday afternoon 48 year old Jennifer Bau was pulled over by the Washington County Sheriff.

As the deputy advised Bau of her outstanding warrant and attempted to take her into custody, she repeatedly resisted arrest by continuing to remove her arms from the handcuffs.Once Bau was taken into custody, K9 was deployed and alerted officers to the presence of drugs. a search of the vehicle turned up prescription pills, and some marijuana.

Bau was transported to the Washington County Jail and booked on three counts of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, five counts of possession of a new legend drug, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting an officer without violence, and the active Washington County warrant.

If you have any knowledge of crimes being committed, or tips, please contact the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 850-638-6111. You may also contact us anonymously by calling 850-638-TIPS (8477) or by email at

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