The DeFuniak Springs Police arrested two subjects in possession of Methamphetamine on two separate traffic stops. Both traffic stops took place at around 11:30am on Thursday, January 20th 2011. The first vehicle was stopped on Highway 90 West and then pulled into a local business parking lot. The driver of that vehicle, Timothy Scott Morris of Samson, Alabama, was reported to have jumped out of his car, where officers observed a high powered rifle and ammunition in the backseat. While conducting an investigation with the driver, officers located methamphetamine. Morris had told officers that “his girlfriend” had placed the methamphetamine in his pocket.
The second vehicle, driven by Felecia Darlene Jones (Morris’ girlfriend) of DeFuniak Springs, Florida, was stopped just west of the first stop, near Highway 90 West and Shoemaker Drive. After the DeFuniak Springs Police K-9 gave a positive alert on the vehicle, a search was conducted and did reveal Methamphetamine which was concealed inside of Jones’ purse. Due to the presence of a small child in the vehicle with Jones, the Department of Children and Family Services was requested to respond to the scene.
Both Morris and Jones were arrested and transported to the Walton County Jail. Morris is charged with Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony. Jones is charged with Possession of Methamphetamine and Child Neglect without Causing Great Harm.
Subsequent investigation revealed that both suspects had used Methamphetamine the night before at a local motel. The case is pending further investigation and no additional information is available at this time.