Search Warrant Uncovers Drugs, Woman Charged With Drug Trafficking

December 14, 2017

An Escambia County woman was arrested for drug trafficking after narcotics investigators served a search warrant at her arrest.

Jennifer Lynn Thomann, 38, was charged with cocaine trafficking, hydrocodone trafficking, possession of marijuana with the intent to sell manufacture or deliver, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office recently executed a search warrant at a home on Country Place Circle, just off East Kingsfield Road.

According to an arrest report, investigators found a total of 28.5 grams of of cocaine, 730.6 grams of marijuana and 150 hydrocodone pills. Several firearms and ammunition and nearly $18,000 in cash were also seized.

Thomann remained in the Escambia County Jail with bond set at $205,500.


34 Responses to “Search Warrant Uncovers Drugs, Woman Charged With Drug Trafficking”

  1. AM on December 19th, 2017 6:15 pm

    Erica, Jennifer is diabetic, has been since she was a very young child. Im pretty confident that’s why she went blind, unmanaged diabetes. Her blindness doesn’t give her the right 2 sell drugs! I don’t understand all the comments about her being a good person/mom?! To provide for her kids she was selling poison 2 someone else’s kid! Besides having her kids around all those drugs, etc doesn’t sound like a good mom 2 me! There’s always other options, she just chose the easier way! Just because u come from a good family, go to church, doesn’t make u good person, just means she should’ve known better!

  2. Keepitlocal on December 17th, 2017 8:02 am

    Oh yea supporting the local economy, buy local, sell local – she wasn’t a farmer selling produce and beef to local restaurants – and while were at it, a legally blind person doesn’t need to be taking potshots at the customers trying to rip her off – so all of you coke heads, pillbillies, and tokers that are defending her go ahead and locate another source- the blind mom and pop store is out of business…

  3. David Huie Green on December 15th, 2017 10:45 pm

    “I had no idea our town was FULL of Gods”

    Now you know.

    Or at least now you know there are those wanting to forgive law-breaking, just as Jesus forgave sins.
    And you know there are some who disagree with those who insist the charges should be ignored because she is a woman or not from the ghetto.

    AND you get to condemn those who oppose selective prosecution or those who claim we are all current or former potheads because they were or are.

    Life is good.

    David for the good life

  4. erica on December 15th, 2017 10:35 pm

    I knew her 20 years ago as an acquaintance and she wasn’t blind then so when did she become blind?? Regardless we all struggle to provide for our families but we go to WORK and get second jobs we don’t resort to selling drugs…..these people taking up for her are absolutely ridiculous I wonder if they realize how stupid and ignorant they sound.

  5. Me on December 15th, 2017 8:16 pm

    Now people’s kids will have to go to the ghetto to buy their drugs? Gary, she is the GHETTO! The problem with society and the media is how drug dealers are portrayed and publicized. Do you really think more money is made in low income areas? More drugs are sold and harbored in the suburbs and affluent neighborhoods then low income areas but they are always doing the drug busts in poverty stricken areas. I wonder why. Maybe because they don’t want their neighbors, brothers, sisters, and coworkers to have a felony and become an embarrassment.

  6. Nod on December 15th, 2017 6:28 pm

    Gary, never done an illegal drug or abused a legal one and never will.i am not a proper like you appear to be.
    So we should just let her slide because she is trying to make money.

  7. chris on December 15th, 2017 2:19 pm

    So, if your are white, blind, and female, laws do not apply?

  8. Me Me on December 15th, 2017 2:14 pm

    I had no idea our town was FULL of Gods or that she had been found guilty. Weird. Updated story I missed?

  9. Dave on December 15th, 2017 1:56 pm


    28.5 grams of cocaine, 730.6 grams of marijuana and 150 hydrocodone pills. Several firearms and ammunition and nearly $18,000 in cash.

    The only blind people I see are the ones who think she isn’t getting what she deserved. If she is so blind what would she need with a gun anyway, she wouldn’t be able to aim it…..

  10. Mike J. on December 15th, 2017 12:55 pm

    @Gary, I have NEVER smoked pot or done any illegal drugs. When I was 18, I knew an albino guy in college who would smoke pot in his dorm room. He would offer me some, but I always declined. He was legally blind, could not drive. But for me you can’t say that everybody does it. Many people choose not to and I should not have to tolerate that stuff around me if I don’t want it.

  11. Kiara & Roberto on December 15th, 2017 11:24 am

    The drug selling and dealing has finally came to a halt. At least at Jenny’s house. Restrictions of blindness, does not give anyone the right to wheel and deal in drugs. If you sell drugs and get caught, then good enough for you. That goes for any crime and illegal acts. Go to jail and stay there. None of this feeling sorry for people whose life is in a rut.

    There is a special place in Heaven to you that called Law Enforcement. Can’t say I blame you, since there are young children in this neighborhood. Children won’t be at risk for imminent danger while outside any longer.

    For those of you that agree it’s okay for Jenny to sell drugs: then maybe you should set up a go fund Jenny site and help her out and leave the drugs out of the plan. Take your high heads out of the sand and abide by the laws.

  12. David Huie Green on December 15th, 2017 10:57 am

    “Pot legalization is right around the corner. Everyone does it or has done it.”

    While I am not concerned with legalization of marijuana, this is a false statement. Some of us have not done pot.

    Also, that was not the issue or main substance under question.
    “cocaine trafficking,
    hydrocodone trafficking,
    possession of marijuana with the intent to sell manufacture or deliver,
    and possession of drug paraphernalia.”

    Further, I checked on the statement “There’s a special place in hell for whomever rated on her.” Rated or ratted, there is not a special place in Hell for them. In fact, notifying law enforcement that someone is selling poison does not automatically send anyone to Hell, only rejection of Christ does that. See for yourself when the time comes.

    David for better places, better people

  13. Sunny on December 15th, 2017 10:46 am

    You people have lost your mind. Handicapped have the rights to sell drugs and not abide by laws??? Where is the Handicapped Laws Handbook that gives anyone like the Greatest Woman in Cantonment the right to do whatever it takes to keep her family going?? There is help for people like her and it’s not selling drugs.

  14. No Excuses on December 15th, 2017 9:04 am

    @Gary: “The journey of 1000 miles starts with a single step.” In and of itself, this arrest won’t make much difference. But, added to 999 others, it will. She was breaking the law. Regardless of your opinions on the matter, most people don’t want drug dealers in their neighborhoods because of the clientele they bring in, moral reasons or for the safety of their families. Those of us that live in the north end already have to bolt and chain everything we own down to keep the meth heads from stealing it all to get their next fix.

    Jennifer has options other than dealing. She could easily become a client of Vocational Rehabilitation if she’s blind. They’ll train her for a job and help to place her and get her started with bus training, tickets, etc. NO EXCUSE to deal rather than work.

    Don’t speak for me. Not “everyone” smokes pot or uses it. I’m 56 and a child of the 60’s. I’ve NEVER touched a joint or smoked it. So, don’t do your all or nothing thinking for us.

  15. tlw on December 15th, 2017 8:54 am

    She’s blind and had a rough life and she comes from a good family. And oh, God forbid, now those good ole upstanding druggies have to go to the hood to buy their drugs. Shame on the police for busting her. Cut her loose!! Smh!!!! ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME!!! @ Gary, this is what the police do. They arrest people who break the law. Being blind, cripple or having rough life don’t exempt you from following the laws. Sorry but not sorry. And by the way she is the hoodrat in her neighborhood.

  16. willy on December 15th, 2017 8:12 am

    let me get this straight……she’s an AWESOME woman who did what she had to do by buying AND selling only local drugs? Are you trying to justify her illegal activities by saying that she did what she could to support the local economy(the illegal drug trade to be exact) and only peddled these illegal drugs to people who really “need” them? Okay, I can see how hard times drives folks down buuuuuuuut, I’ve had hard times too but NEVER dealt drugs, don’t do drugs and the only time I even drink a beer is at my house when I’m not going out afterwards. That being said, is she supposed to get special treatment because she’s a handicapped white woman? NO!! Pretty sure the laws don’t specify that it’s okay to deal this garbage as long as you REALLY need to. At some point she may have been good-hearted but also at some point, she committed multiple felonies and needs to pay for her crimes. I’d imagine that if one or more of some of these enabling people who are defending her lost a loved one or a relative to an OD due to her peddling poison they’d have a different view.

  17. Niknak50 on December 15th, 2017 7:05 am

    The mentality of some of the comments here is scary. No wonder our nation has the problems it has. I will guarantee you this, those condoning her criminal behavior are drug users themselves, and are insecure when a supplier is eliminated. After all, their whole life centers around drugs, and the world of drugs. Nothing else matters, children, parents, education, friends, just more dope. The only reason to exist is to get more. One genius equates her as a local business person. Sad

  18. tg on December 15th, 2017 6:31 am

    Gary I’m glad you think its ok since she kept all the money local.

  19. Jennifer on December 15th, 2017 3:46 am

    Oh okay, so she’s “legally blind” so it’s okay for her to sell drugs and “get ahead” bc she has had such a hard hand to deal with. Give me a BREAK! Oh heaven forbid that now people will have to go to the Ghetto to buy their drug of choice not use this awesome, good-hearted woman that lived in Cantonment. Yeah, maybe the system will overlook this “blind” white woman cause she’s just trying to get ahead. Well honey, Walmart is always hiring, try getting a real job like everyone else does when times are hard. Wow!

  20. eyeswideshut on December 15th, 2017 2:47 am

    All of the defenders what if your loved one died of an overdose as a result of her providing the drugs – she did whatever it took to provide for her family by selling drugs – and she is an awesome lady – give us a break – sounds like some you knew she was dealing. She may be blind, but she made the decision to be a drug dealer poor poor blind lady going to prison

  21. Umm on December 14th, 2017 10:32 pm

    Miss Jennifer was an AWESOME lady who did whatever it took to provide for her family. She’s also blind so let’s not call it “perplexed look”.

  22. Jeb on December 14th, 2017 7:40 pm

    Yes she is indeed beyond legally blind so knock it off with the judgement. She may possibly have broken the law, a court of law will determine that. She comes from a wonderful family whom I’m sure is having a tough time dealing with this. So unless you yourselves are perfect, shut up!!!

  23. Gary on December 14th, 2017 6:23 pm

    Jennifer is a good hearted woman that did what she had to do. She had a rough life and was trying to get ahead. If you think this arrest will put a dent into the drug problem in this area you’re a fool. The fact is, she bought local and sold local. So how is taking her away going to change anything? Now your kids will have to get supplied from the ghetto. If the cops wanted to do some real work, they would focus on the hoodrats. But that’s dangerous and hard work. I respect the police, but they got this one wrong. They should cut her loose and let her keep her house. Just a waste of taxpayers money putting her in the system.
    Lets talk about the millions of dollars getting poured out of the methadone clinics. Do you think they are any better then Jennifer. The pharmaceutical company and politicians are the real crooks.
    Pot legalization is right around the corner. Everyone does it or has done it.
    Lastly, put yourself in her shoes. She’s blind. There’s a special place in hell for whomever rated on her. Petty!

  24. eyeswideopen on December 14th, 2017 5:21 pm

    So you are saying she couldn’t see the harm she is causing by selling drugs? There are probably a good selection of braille or books on tape in prison

  25. Me Me on December 14th, 2017 4:14 pm

    The “perplexed” look? She’s actually blind. Stop the speculation.

  26. Beth on December 14th, 2017 1:06 pm

    Wow, great to see our ECSO cracking down on these people. Great job and thank you. Please keep it up and get Pensacola and the surrounding areas back to an area we can feel safe & proud of again!!

  27. K on December 14th, 2017 11:59 am

    Sounds like she has ruined her life for good.

  28. Howie on December 14th, 2017 10:58 am

    Perplexed expression is right. Miss Jennifer your money is gone. You can’t pay your drug cartel. Your drugs are gone, and you can’t sell to your award winning customers. AND your life is on the edge until the courts decide what to do with you.

    Old enough to know better.

  29. David is watching on December 14th, 2017 10:49 am

    You never know who is watching. People always forget they have neighbors who pay close attention to the in and out traffic in a neighborhood.

  30. Grandma on December 14th, 2017 9:53 am

    Great team work and praise to the narcotics investigators for a job well done! Keep up the great work!!! Thank you.

  31. BILL on December 14th, 2017 9:43 am


  32. Heidi on December 14th, 2017 8:03 am

    Wow, what a great example as a mom, aunt, sister and daughter. Bet you go to church on Sunday and worship the Lord too, huh? What a disgrace that she would contribute to the drug problem in our own town. You going away for a Long time honey!

  33. Trocarman on December 14th, 2017 7:56 am

    Hope she spends the rest of her life rotting in prison.

  34. mick on December 14th, 2017 4:51 am

    The perplexed look will soon turn to dread and the the grim reality that you are going to prison for peddling that poison

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