On March 25th Chipley police officers stopped a 1999 GMC Yukon in the northwest section of Chipley. Officers made contact with the driver of the vehicle who was identified as 22-year-old Wayne Blake Gates of Alford, Florida. Subsequent to the traffic stop Gates was found to be in possession of a concealed firearm and marijuana.
A search of Gates’ vehicle produced additional drugs located inside the vehicle.
Gates was arrested on April 17th and transported to the county jail where he was charged for possession of a concealed weapon, marijuana with intent to sell, synthetic marijuana with intent to sell, and drug paraphernalia (electronic scales).