Wanted Flomaton Man Busted For Drugs, Resisting Arrest In Florida

May 22, 2012

Deputies in Florida say they found drugs and thousands in cash on a Flomaton man as they arrested him on an outstanding warrant from Alabama.

The Escambia County (FL) Sheriff’s Office responded to Mapleleaf Circle to arrest Bryan Daniel Griffis, 23, on an outstanding Alabama felony warrant. When the deputy identified him and put his hand behind his back, Griffis “turned around in a fighting stance, therefore Griffis was taken to the ground”, according to an arrest report. After being handcufffed, Griffis began pulling away from the deputy, and Griffis was once again taken to the ground.

Inside his left front pants pocket, deputies reported finding three baggies with 6.3 grams of methamphetamine and a glass pipe with residue. In the same pocket, deputies reported finding about $4,200 in cash.

Griffis was charged with possession of methamphetamine with the intent to sell, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting arrest without violence. He was booked into the Escambia County Jail without bond. He will also face extradition to Escambia County, Ala., to face a felony domestic violence assault charge.

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25 Responses to “Wanted Flomaton Man Busted For Drugs, Resisting Arrest In Florida”

  1. dawboy on June 7th, 2012 6:25 pm

    Bryan we all have had our share of faults of some kind whether it be addiction or anything etc… But bro, i had to learn the hard way just as you are today! And i hope this time away from home will show you the light and i also pray that it will! In the meantime don’t pay attention to all those who try to judge you in any kind of way because only god will judge you in the end! Romans 3:10 states that there are none righteous, no not one!!! and people only see and comment on the bad things in life not knowing that there are people in this world that need all of god’s help! Instead i pray for you but most of all pray for the one’s that only care for justice and not god’s will! I hope the best turns out in the end brother….take care

  2. Brian T on May 24th, 2012 11:03 am

    I am kin to the family this man has hurt. I hope he stays in jail or spend time in prison. He needs to apologize to my family for what he did in alabama,and fix the property he damaged.MY uncle steve is good man, he would not put a warrant against anyone ,unless they did something really bad!

  3. BUBBA on May 24th, 2012 6:30 am

    i am bryan kin folks what bryan did was wrong. bryan could have killed someone or himself with some bad meth.i just want to thank steve for saving bryans life, know he may get the help he needs in jail . THANKS STEVE FOR SAVINGS BRYANS LIFE

  4. Kacie Brown on May 23rd, 2012 11:14 pm

    People who have never had an addiction dont understand how hard it can be. instead of arguing on here everyone should be praying that this helps him get thru his addiction not only for him but for his two beautiful sons that love there daddy with all there heart and love to have him in there life.

  5. lindsey on May 23rd, 2012 10:55 pm

    HE’S INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY! BUT THANKS EVERYONE FOR THE PRAYERS! God will make a way when there is no way! PAISE HIM!

  6. s.brown on May 23rd, 2012 9:24 pm

    All sins are a addictive. For those of you who have never sinned feel free to post all the negative comments you want. Otherwise leave Bryan and his family and friends alone with your hypocrisy, in your family can you not think of anyone who is suffering with some sort of addiction? We love you Bryan and are here for you.

  7. Jackie on May 23rd, 2012 8:08 pm

    Lindsey:
    I understand you defending your brother, however he did hurt people. Selling drugs is a menace to society, Yes people make their own decisions, but your brother is giving them the decision to make. Therefore he is a danger to society. I will pray for you and your family so all of you can bear this ordeal. I will also pray for the people your brother has hurt.

  8. Justin on May 23rd, 2012 4:21 pm

    The man got what he deserves, he needs to spend time behind bars for what he did.We need more people like Steve to help get drugs off the streets and keep our children safe. GREAT JOB STEVE

  9. No Excuses on May 23rd, 2012 3:15 pm

    @Shannon

    We aren’t making comments about his family, we are making comments about him. If the shoe fits, then he must surely wear it. Don’t want to be discussed in the papers? Stay out of trouble! This is just one of the many consequences this young man will face due to his poor judgement and his poor choice of activities.

    @ David – well said! Righteous judgement is permitted by scripture. People like to twist these scriptures thinking they are defending their “family”. Don’t defend someone who is patently guilty! Ask for prayer, yes, but don’t presume to lecture the rest of us on how we should not discuss the actions of the accused. The two actions tend to cancel each other out.

  10. Bonnie on May 23rd, 2012 2:58 pm

    Thank you Florida and Alabama Sheriffs departments , also Brewton PD for getting this man off the streets. This man has hurt my family for a long time.I pray for his family,but needs to spend time in jail for what he has done.Maybe jail will put him on the right path.May god be with him and his family.

  11. STEVE on May 23rd, 2012 1:33 pm

    FACT-I AM THE ONE WHO FILED WARRANTS AGAINST THIS MAN IN ALABAMA. FACT-I AM THE ONE WHO LET ESCAMIA SHERRIFFS KNOW ABOUT HIS LOCATION. FACT- I WAS THERE WHEN HE WAS BUSTED. FACT-THIS MAN NEEDS TO BE IN JAIL FOR A LONG TIME.FACT-THE STREETS ARE A LITTLE SAFER NOW!!! THANKS TO OUR GREAT SHERRIFS DPARTMENT!!!

  12. really!!!! on May 22nd, 2012 8:57 pm

    First your right Mike….. and really if this offends the family…. they should be trying to figure out how to help him an get the help he needs not on this website smashing people with their opinions!!!!
    I also know bryan an he made these choices a long time ago………..

  13. kevin on May 22nd, 2012 4:17 pm

    i’ve known this guy for a long time and he’s a great guy not a good guy…making a bad decision or choice doesn’t make or break who you are some people obviously need to know that…and ole mike when something happens to your or your family u can laugh if you want not when something happens to someone u don’t know from adam…just keep your head up man you’ll come out of this…

  14. shannon on May 22nd, 2012 4:02 pm

    I understand your comments regarding this matter,but people need to remember that he has family that is devastated. They did not ask for this or have anything to do with this. So please keep that in mind when making comments. No one has a perfect family and you wouldn’t want people to do this to you either.

  15. jimmywangyang on May 22nd, 2012 2:33 pm

    It doesn’t matter how good a guy he is, he broke the law. He also made the choice to do illegal things, so why should he be out, just because he has a family. I’m sure everyone who breaks the law has a family of some type.

  16. TW on May 22nd, 2012 1:51 pm

    @ David, well said!!!

  17. David Huie Green on May 22nd, 2012 12:51 pm

    REGARDING:
    “god says judge no one so you have no right to judge,”

    Actually, He DOESN’T always forbid judgment. He simply provides a warning and a reminder that we are all also sinners, worthy of judgment.

    Matthew 7:
    1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.
    2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
    - – - So we note that we are not to judge if we are doing the same thing for which we would condemn others. Since most of us aren’t selling drugs, we can withstand that judgment. Further, we should get rid of our own sins ere judging those of others.

    But we are definitely called upon to judge some things:

    John 7:24
    “Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.”
    - – - Note that judgment is still called for BY CHRIST.

    1 Corinthians 6:2-3
    “Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters? Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?”
    - – - Being judge is a big part of the life of Christ’s followers.

    Do we have to judge everything? NO.
    Are we forbidden to judge anything? NO

    Therefore, I suspect the Lord would not mind too greatly if we decided dealing drugs is a bad thing.

    David for trusting the Lord

  18. lindsey on May 22nd, 2012 12:40 pm

    look here now thats my step-brother and im not saying what he was doing was right by no means but umm i bet money mr.mike aint no perfect man himself now its not crying and booing asking for someones prayers i do agree he needs to get help before being let back on the streets! but as for him hurting others by what he was said to be doing people make their own choice if anybody bought dope from him then that was their choice not his fault! just keep this thought in yall head before commenting “ONLY GOD CAN JUDGE SOMEONE”

  19. Gone from Century on May 22nd, 2012 11:24 am

    Nicely said Mike……

  20. MIKE on May 22nd, 2012 10:41 am

    OH BOO HOO. HES A GREAT GUY, BLAH BLAH BLAH. GREAT GUYS DONT SELL DRUGS, USE DRUGS, AND TRY TO FIGHT THE POLICE. HE NEEDS TO BE OFF OUR STREETS AND LOCKED UP. HE WILL EITHER GET THE HELP HE NEEDS THERE, OR HE WILL BE HAPPILY SURROUNDED WITH OTHER LOW LIFES JUST LIKE HIM. HE’S A GROWN MAN AND DOESNT NEED PITTY. ITS TOO LATE TO CRY.

  21. pcihills on May 22nd, 2012 10:00 am

    No how about pray for the people and their family that he is selling to and killing.

  22. brittanie roley on May 22nd, 2012 9:39 am

    remember while your all judging god says judge no one so you have no right to judge, Bryan is a great guy & i know him personally no one has a right to point fingers Everyone makes mistakes !

  23. ra on May 22nd, 2012 9:28 am

    this is my coz and he is a good kid please keep him ur prayers please he dont need this he needs to be out with his family

  24. sowc on May 22nd, 2012 8:29 am

    i know this young man personally, hes my kin-folk and im just asking everyone to keep him in your prayers hes really a good boy and got a good heart but that dope will beat the sweetest angel to the ground its the devil! he needs help!

  25. lisa on May 22nd, 2012 5:09 am

    Well it’s great too see alot of these storys about taken these drug dealers and users too off the street maybe we can recailm our communitys and make more appearing too outsiders cash to keep them running….THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS THE LAW ENFORCMENTS FOR GETTING THE JOB DONE..PRAYING FOR SAFER LIVES FOR OUR YOUNG CHILDREN GROWNING UP IN TODAYS CRAZY WORLD…





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