Flomaton Police Seize Drugs, Over $46,000 In Cash In Traffic Stop

August 1, 2012

Police in Flomaton seized a small quantity of drugs and over $46,000 in cash following a traffic stop Tuesday evening — believed to be the largest cash seizure ever by the department.

Flomaton Police Department Officer Chris Neal conducted a traffic stop on a 2010 Dodge Challenger on Highway 113 for a moving violation. When asked if there was anything in the vehicle that police should know about, Neal said the driver — 21 year old Jarvis Dionte Corry of Atlanta — admitted that there was $35,000 in cash under the driver’s seat.

Neal said after detecting the possible odor of marijuana from the vehicle, he asked for and obtained consent to search the car. The  front seat passenger, Neal said, had small baggie of a substance in his possession that tested positive for cocaine and a small quantity of marijuana.

Police reported finding a total of $46,010 in the vehicle. The money was discovered in several locations, including under the driver’s seat, in a shaving bag and in luggage, sorted into $1,000 bundles.

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The men claimed the money was from student loans and that they had driven to Pensacola to buy a truck with the cash, but decided against the purchase and instead were returning to the Atlanta area.

Corry, the driver, was cited for impeding the flow of traffic. The front seat passenger, 35-year old Antwan Deonte Jackson of Atlanta, was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance in connection with the cocaine allegedly found on his person and possessions of marijuana. He was transported to the Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton.

Two other people in the vehicle, a 31-year old male  and a 20-year old male, both from the Atlanta area, were not immediately charged with any crime. They were released along with Correy.

The investigation into the traffic stop and the cash continued into Wednesday morning at the Flomaton Police Department. The department will file paperwork to seize the cash due to possible narcotics activity, officers said.  The vehicle remained impounded for further investigation.

Pictured top: Flomaton Police officer Chris Neal with over $46,000 in cash seized during a traffic stop Tuesday evening. Pictured inset: Part of the cash was discovered during this search of luggage belonging to the suspects. Pictured bottom inset: The 2010 Dodge Challengers stopped by the Flomaton Police Department. Pictured below: A portion of the cash, cocaine and marijuana (in foreground) seized. NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.

Comments

27 Responses to “Flomaton Police Seize Drugs, Over $46,000 In Cash In Traffic Stop”

  1. dibble on August 3rd, 2012 9:32 pm

    Profiling!!!! Profiling!!!! Did somebody Really say “PROFILING”. Really? Let me start of first by saying this. SLOWER TRAFFIC AND STONERS STAY IN THE RIGHT LANE. I appluade Flomaton Police department for finally doing something about people getting in the left lane or right either way and not having the common courtesy to move over to let traffic behind them pass by. I also applude you for not only doing your job but in the end taking drugs and drug money of the streets. Chances are if you are to stoned or drunk that you are slowing traffic and cannot get out of the way, well then your not being profiled….you being pulled over for impending traffic….possibly under the influence and in possession. Good Job Chris Neal, Matt Jernigan, and the Flomaton P.D.

  2. 429SCJ on August 3rd, 2012 8:34 pm

    Each man in the department should at least get a full set of body armour and a machine pistol out of this. They are on the front line against these jokers.

    Someone is going to have to go home to Atlanta and explaine to some monster how he managed to loose 46k to a crossroad police department and they are not going to be happy. Arm Flomaton PD with the best, they have earned it and need it.

  3. Bob Marley on August 2nd, 2012 8:10 pm

    Imagine what a wealthy town Flomaton will become when they can rob every car that passes thru there.

  4. MaryMastro on August 2nd, 2012 4:13 pm

    Great Job Chris !!

  5. ??? on August 2nd, 2012 2:58 pm

    @LadyLiberty

    It looks just like he was profiling. Criminal Profiling. People are so funny. Just look at what was found that should answer your question. :)

  6. KDN on August 2nd, 2012 1:13 pm

    WOW!!! A few of these comments just floor me!!! Instead of thanking the police for getting the drugs and the dope money off the streets they are spending time bitching that either the police was profiling or bitching cause they pulled over someone driving to slow!! And i will not even go there about the comment on the marijuana!! For real, what are you teaching your kids when you show this kind ignorance?

    Thank you to the officers who risk their life every day to keep our streets safe! Thank you for watching out for our kids and trying your best to keep the drugs off our streets! For that you do have so many supporters and are well respected!!

  7. LadyLiberty on August 2nd, 2012 12:08 pm

    What exactly is “impeding the flow of traffic”? Is it going too slow? Flomaton doesn’t have posted minimum speed limits. I live here, and drive these roads daily. Some of the local old folks drive the roads really slow, but I’ve never seen anyone pulled over and I hope I never do. Was this car stopped at the yield at Hwy29 & Hwy31 going north? More people stop and look instead of yielding and going into the flow. Was this a case of profiling? I sure hope not.

  8. Greg on August 2nd, 2012 11:24 am

    Great Job Chris I knew from the first time you road with me you would me a good cop. Congrats on the first big hit.

  9. just saying on August 2nd, 2012 10:19 am

    Section 20-2-93(4) and (5) Code of Alabama gives Police authority to seize

    (4) All moneys, negotiable instruments, securities, or other things of value furnished or intended to be furnished by any person in exchange for a controlled substance in violation of any law of this state; all proceeds traceable to such an exchange; and all moneys, negotiable instruments, and securities used or intended to be used to facilitate any violation of any law of this state concerning controlled substances;

    and

    (5) All conveyances, including aircraft, vehicles, or vessels, or agricultural machinery, which are used, or are intended for use, to transport, or in any manner to facilitate the transportation, sale, receipt, possession, or concealment of any property described in subdivision (1) or (2) of this subsection;

  10. Patriot on August 2nd, 2012 7:26 am

    @Hmmm,

    Is it cool with you to put him behind bars for the cocaine that he had? How many people died from a cocaine overdose?
    Is that the new litmus test? Must something be deadly in order to serve time for it?
    Are the prisons ruining young lives, or the narcotics?

  11. hmmm on August 2nd, 2012 1:32 am

    Looks like minimal amount of drugs, but lots of cash….The drug laws need to be revised. Putting young people behind bars in America for pot is ridiculous. Nobody ever died of a overdose on marijuana..It’s a govt. scheme to keep their fancy, million dollar prisons running a profit, but ruining young lives for nothing..

  12. 429SCJ on August 1st, 2012 7:26 pm

    Sniper you are absolutely correct, every agency you can think of, IRS, DEA, Alabama Revenuers. is going to come out of the wood work wanting that money.

    I am of the opinion the whole 46K should go to the Flomaton PD to modernize and make them even more effective. That Challenger with anit drug graphics would be cool as an interceptor. Great job Officer Neal.

  13. Spike on August 1st, 2012 6:18 pm

    Way to go Chris. Not bad for a newlywed. Congratulation. Keep up the great work.

  14. JayMomma on August 1st, 2012 6:04 pm

    Great job Chris!! Thank you!!

  15. William on August 1st, 2012 5:01 pm

    >>>I notice that the police didn’t report actually finding any marijuana

    Read it again.

    “…had small baggie of a substance in his possession that tested positive for cocaine and a small quantity of marijuana.”

    ” charged with felony possession of a controlled substance in connection with the cocaine allegedly found on his person and possessions of marijuana. ”

    –and–

    “Pictured below: A portion of the cash, cocaine and marijuana (in foreground) seized”

  16. Rufus Lowgun on August 1st, 2012 4:49 pm

    It’s amazing how much $35,000.00 in cash can smell like the odor of marijuana. I notice that the police didn’t report actually finding any marijuana. I don’t buy the story about the student loan, but even cops should have to follow the rules.

  17. 429SCJ on August 1st, 2012 3:42 pm

    Few but Effective, the Flomaton PD.

  18. sniper on August 1st, 2012 2:47 pm

    SOO the PD gets a new black challenger and $46,000 to spend on the department????? C’mon Flomaton/Alabama don’t let the ball drop here!

  19. bill l on August 1st, 2012 10:20 am

    Please pray at least weekly for the police and fire departments. That driver of that car could have easily have been armed, and a shoot-out could have happened with terrible results. Their lives are always in danger no matter how small the problem may seem.

  20. KDN on August 1st, 2012 9:05 am

    Great job! You are an amazing police officer! You are a man that so many people respect and look up to in the community! I thank god he keeps you safe. You never know when a simple traffic stop can go very bad. May god watch over you and bless you. I am so proud Flomaton has officers like you.

  21. From Century on August 1st, 2012 7:46 am

    Great Job Chris!!!!! my grandson got his permit in May to drive we were out on 113 just riding around ,,, he was driving slow so guess what CHRIS stopped him keep up the good work !

  22. Jessica h on August 1st, 2012 7:37 am

    Great job officer neal!!! Glad to see u back on the flomaton pd… u are a GREAT OFFICER!

  23. BONDO on August 1st, 2012 7:24 am

    Great job to all that were involved. Be safe!

  24. PensacolaEd on August 1st, 2012 7:23 am

    The driver was cited for impeding traffic – does that mean someone is FINALLY starting to ticket those who drive too slow?? It’s avbout time!!

  25. BBunny on August 1st, 2012 6:18 am

    Great jobs guys! It’s good to hear of good things coming from your community.

  26. baebae on August 1st, 2012 5:03 am

    GOOD GOING… FPD…Theres just something about the Flomaton Police Department…keep up the good work and remain safe…and keep our streets safe
    THANKS GUYS

  27. Wow! on August 1st, 2012 4:26 am

    Good going officer Neal!





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