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.

Comments

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?





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