Cantonment Man Sentenced For Fake Acid, Spice Possession

March 17, 2019

A Cantonment man has been sentenced on charges of selling fake acid and possessing spice.

Joshua Robert Welch pleaded no contest to selling a misbranded drug in lieu of a controlled substance and  possession of spice within 1,000 feet of a college. He was sentenced by Judge William White to 12 months community control to be followed by 24 months probation.

Escambia County deputies conducted a traffic stop on Welch on December 19, 2018, for not having a rear view mirror on Pensacola Boulevard near Pensacola Christian College. Officers found a small piece of aluminum foil containing what was believed to be LSD, also known as acid.

As officers questioned Welch, he began to cry, stating he was scared for getting pulled over, according to an arrest report.

Welch told deputies that he bought the drugs believing it was acid, but when he took one nothing happened. He stated he was going to try to sell the drugs to try to make some money but believed the items were fake acid, according to the report.

At the Escambia County, staff located a brown paper towel containing spice in Welch’s genital area, records show.


6 Responses to “Cantonment Man Sentenced For Fake Acid, Spice Possession”

  1. Paul on March 18th, 2019 12:39 pm

    Full Metal Jacket!

  2. Rasheed Jackson on March 18th, 2019 11:47 am

    Community control and probation? Just another burden on society. We definitely need work camps to house and work individuals like this. While there, they could learn a trade or skill that could be used to support themselves and pay back the cost of their rehabilitation.Similar to a student loan but with repercussions if you fall behind on your payments.

  3. Jenn on March 17th, 2019 1:09 pm

    12 months of cc followed by 24 months of probation. So he will be supervised for 3 years…cc is not an easy sentence…but one that holds the person whereabouts and what they are doing accountable. He may or may not learn from this sentence but last I checked we are not in the courtroom handing out sentences…the judges are.

  4. Bob C. on March 17th, 2019 11:28 am

    Cool Dude going to sell ‘Fake Drugs’ to a dealer or user.
    Keep that up and he will run into one who will help solve his own problems.

    The look on his face is not one of ‘remorse’ — just sayin’

  5. Rational on March 17th, 2019 9:24 am

    Really? Probation? He needs to spend at least a week in jail so he can see how things will be if he ever does another crime. Crying and hiding illegal drugs in your genital area don’t go together! Get real people.

  6. Drake on March 17th, 2019 1:05 am

    Someone needs to knock some sense into this one. He’s young and he can be better than this. Turn your life around.

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