Meth charge for Jay woman

A Jay woman who was a passenger in a truck pulled over last Thursday in Milton for a missing tail light now faces a felony drug charge.

Julie Marie Mertens, 27, was riding in a blue Ford pickup traveling northbound on Avalon Boulevard in Milton when a deputy observed a missing passenger side tail light, according to a Santa Rosa County Sheriff's office report.

The deputy stopped the truck at the intersection of Kingry Road and Starwood Court and made contact with the driver, Robert Bankick. A canine deputy arrived on scene during the stop and utilized his canine, which resulted in a positive a...