Three Facing Drug Charges, Including Cantonment Man

May 14, 2019

Three people, including a Cantonment man, are facing drug charges after deputies attempted to serve an arrest warrant.

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office responded to Amber Street for a warrant service after receiving a tip that 33-year old Donta Demetice Strong of Pensacola was behind a backyard shed.

Deputies reported finding multiple individuals behind the shed with narcotics and drug paraphernalia in plain view. Strong was placed under arrest for an outstanding elderly abuse warrant and cocaine possession for 1.25 grams of crack cocaine in his front pants pocket, according to an ECSO report. He remained in the Escambia County Jail without bond.

Samuel Lee Purifoy, age 27 of Cantonment, was charged with cocaine possession and two counts possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. He allegedly had 2.25 grams of cocaine sitting at his feet along with ecstasy and oxycodone pills on his person. He also had outstanding warrants for withholding support and violation of probation on multiple previous drug charges.

Codarryl Demetrius Crosby, 26, was charged with possession of cocaine after deputies witnessed him throw a bag containing six grams of cocaine, according to an arrest report. He was released from jail on a $15,000 bond.

At least five other individuals were released on the scene without being charged with any crime.


One Response to “Three Facing Drug Charges, Including Cantonment Man”

  1. Wise Years on May 14th, 2019 2:39 pm

    So…eight people behind that shed? I’m not sure what to make of that but seems kind of like there might have been a house somewhere nearby that MIGHT be in need of searching…sort of like the OFFICE for drug dealing crowd?

Have a comment on this story?

We welcome your comments on this story, but there are some rules to follow::

(1) Be Nice. No comments that slander another, no racism, no sexism, no personal attacks.

(2) No Harrassing Comments. If someone says something bad about you, don't respond. That's childish.

(3) No Libel. That's saying something is not true about someone. Don't do it.

(4) Keep it clean. Nothing vulgar, obscene or sexually related. No profanity or obvious substitutions. Period.

(5) reserves the right to remove any comments that violate our rules or we think to be inappropriate. We are not responsible for what is posted. Comments may not appear right away until they are approved by a moderator.

(6) Limit your comments to the subject in this story only, and limit comments to 300 words or less. Do not post copyrighted material. Comments will not be added to stories that are over 30 days old.

(7) No posts may advertise a commercial business or political group, or link to another commercial web site or political site of any kind.