On Wednesday, Nemiah Liam Barnett, who is 33, was arrested for trafficking in methamphetamine and tampering with evidence after a OCSO deupty responded to a 911 hang up.

HOLT — A routine check in connection to a 911 hang-up call ended with a man being charged with trafficking in methamphetamine and tampering with evidence.

According to a press release from the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to 536 Andros Road about 1 p.m. Wednesday after someone dialed 911 and then hung up.

A deputy spotted Nemiah Liam Barnett, who is 33, walking down the middle of the road carrying a bag with a white substance in his right hand, the release said. When Barnett spotted the patrol car he began walking faster and crossed the road.

The deputy watched as Barnett turned and threw the item over his shoulder. The discarded bag was found to contain methamphetamine and another small bag with more of the drug, totaling about 28 grams.

The Sheriff's Office reported that another plastic bag of meth, a large amount of cash and two cellphones were also found on Barnett.

The investigation is ongoing.