Two Port St. Joe residents were arrested on drug charges following a traffic stop in Mexico Beach early Tuesday morning.
Tierre Javazzia Ash and Willie Eugene Jones were arrested after they were found in possession of marijuana and crack cocaine after the vehicle Ash was driving was stopped for a traffic infraction.
Ash had 36 individually wrapped bags of marijuana and a plastic bag that contained crack cocaine, according to a report from the Mexico Beach Police Department.
Jones had a small plastic bag containing less than 20y grams of marijuana.
A search of the vehicle revealed drug paraphernalia that included scales with marijuana residue, rolling papers and small empty clear bags.
Ash was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a controlled substance; cocaine. He was taken to the Bay County Jail.
Jones was charged with possession of a controlled substance and issued a notice to appear prior to being released.
A third occupant of the vehicle was not charged with any crime.
The car, a 2007 Chevy Impala was seized for forfeiture proceedings.
The Mexico Beach Police Department was assisted by the Gulf County Sheriff’s Office and Panama City Police Department.