OKEECHOBEE — On Sunday morning, Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Deputy Gabriel Chavez was dispatched to the 3100 block of Southeast 33rd Terrace in reference to a woman in distress. Dispatch told the deputy the woman needed a deputy and an ambulance but could provide no details.
When Chavez arrived, he made contact with Okeechobee County Fire Rescue who told him the woman, identified as 25-year-old Julie Honeycutt, was not making any sense and did not appear to need medical treatment.
According to Chavez’ report, Honeycutt appeared to be in an altered state of consciousness, was not able to form complete sentences and did not remember her name or birthday.
As EMS prepared to leave the area, Honeycutt lifted her shirt, and the deputy reportedly observed an orange cap in her waistband. When he asked her what it was, she pulled out a syringe containing what was later determined to be methamphetamine.
Honeycutt was charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
In December 2019, Honeycutt was arrested during a traffic stop and charged with possession of cocaine. She entered a no contest plea and was sentenced to county jail for four months and seven days.