Walton County Sheriff’s Office
A couple was arrested on Christmas Day after a Walton County pastor found methamphetamine that was left in the church parking lot.
Jeffrey Dillon McCain, 21, and Michelle Marie Hakenson, 37, are charged with trafficking in meth, distribution of meth at a place of worship, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both are being held on $100,000 bond.
Deputies say the incident was called into the Walton County Sheriff’s Office at 7 a.m. on Friday.
The pastor reported a gray/silver vehicle pull up to the church. He said a man and woman then got out of the car, placed a box next to the building and left the area.
“When he went to investigate the box, the pastor discovered a powder and crystal-like substance inside,” a release from the sheriff’s office states. “Deputies quickly located the vehicle nearby and conducted a traffic stop based on the information given by the witness.”Walton County Sheriff’s Office
McCain and Hakenson were inside the vehicle and immediately requested a lawyer.
“A follow-up was conducted with the preacher, who positively identified the vehicle and McCain and Hakenson as the suspects put the box at the church,” the release states.
Deputies say the white substance tested positive as methamphetamine and weighed approximately 39 grams.