For Immediate Release
April 18, 2013
On April 17, 2013, deputies assigned to the Criminal Interdiction Unit of the Walton County Sheriff’s Office made a significant arrest and seizure while patrolling Interstate 10. The investigation began at approximately 10:25 a.m. when law enforcement stopped a vehicle driven by Joshua R. Smith, 33, of Ocean Springs, MS, for speeding and illegal window tint. During the traffic stop, a K-9 was deployed and alerted on the suspect’s vehicle. A search was conducted and deputies located 16 grams of marijuana, 1 gram of hash, 8 grams of Psilocybin mushrooms, 3 hits of suspected LSD, 12 Xanax tablets, digital scales and a marijuana pipe.
Smith was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana less than 20 grams, Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Smith was transported and booked into the Walton County Department of Corrections.