Cantonment Man Facing Drug Charges After Bicycle Traffic Stop

February 3, 2019

A bicyclist from Cantonment is facing multiple felony charges after a traffic stop in Pensacola.

Billy Early Grantham, 37, was charged with cocaine possession, marijuana possession, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting. He remained in the Escambia County Jail Sunday with bond set at $13,000.

The Pensacola Police Department stopped Grantham as he rode his bicycle about 3:40 a.m. Monday on Pace Boulevard near Cervantes Street for not having a required light on his bicycle.

During the search, officers located a metal pipe with marijuana residue and over three dozen pills of various types of controlled substances including Tramadol inside a backpack, according to arrest report.

After providing consent to search, Grantham attempted to bolt away, and he was “assisted” to the ground by the police officer, the report states. At the jail, a corrections officer located a cocaine rock.


5 Responses to “Cantonment Man Facing Drug Charges After Bicycle Traffic Stop”

  1. anne 1of2 on February 4th, 2019 11:07 am

    I am so naive, I thought drug dealers traveled in cars.

  2. Esc co leo on February 3rd, 2019 1:15 pm

    @ Bob c

    90% of people who are riding bikes without headlights are doing so either because they cant afford a car or they already have a suspended drivers license. Writing them tickets would do little good in either case. The first example cant afford the tickets and the second example doesnt care and just won’t pay it, knowing they will never have a license again anyways.

  3. Bob C. on February 3rd, 2019 10:47 am

    Recalling some years ago a guy was arrested for being on a bicycle and having his “meth lab” cooking away as he pedaled.

    Wish LEO would ticket folks on bicycles and in the wheelchairs who do not have lights on them at night, maybe have fewer accidents and injuries or deaths.

    Guess that Grantham is an alleged Drug-’Pedaler’.

  4. Don Neese on February 3rd, 2019 9:32 am

    I remember Barney Fife confiscating a bicycle once. But, that kid didn’t have drugs, just a soured attitude.

  5. toonses on February 3rd, 2019 2:09 am

    Pill peddling bicyclist was tired so he was “assisted” to the ground by the police officer!

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