Cantonment Man Gets Seven Years For Trafficking Meth

June 25, 2019

A Cantonment man stopped by Escambia County Sheriff’s deputies for a window tint violation has been sentenced to state prison for drug trafficking.

Dalan Lamar Beasley, 29 Beasley pleaded no contest to trafficking in methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and resisting arrest. He was sentenced to seven years in state prison and received $100,000 fine plus various court costs and fees. He was immediately remanded into custody following his conviction.

Escambia County Sheriff’s Office deputies in an unmarked vehicle conducted a traffic stop January 18 on a Dodge Dart driven by a female on West Hope Drive, near I-10 and Highway 29, due to the dark window tint on the vehicle.

When Beasley exited the passenger side of the vehicle, he did not comply with multiple orders from the deputies, according to an arrest report. Instead, he struggled against deputies and placed his hand down his pants. As he continued to “violently resist” he was tased before being taken into custody.

During a search, deputies found a bag containing methamphetamine in Beasley’s groin area. Inside they car, they found a marijuana cigarette.

The female driver received warnings for a window tint violation and improperly wearing a seat belt.


5 Responses to “Cantonment Man Gets Seven Years For Trafficking Meth”

  1. Shaolin fantastic on June 26th, 2019 11:18 am

    How did he end up arrested? Wasn’t driving. Yes had drugs. But how did he end up searched? Window tint ticket turned to search of car and passenger?

  2. Rasheed Jackson on June 25th, 2019 4:05 pm

    I have said it before and I will continue to say it. People who manufacture and sell Meth should be sentenced to life or death. Their actions are ruining peoples lives and in some cases people die from their product, not to mention the children who are exposed to the dangerous environment that it is created in. Until our criminal justice system gets tough on these people they will continue to endanger the lives of innocent children, and ruin the lives of our youth with the promise of quick cash and euphoria.

  3. David Huie Green on June 25th, 2019 12:41 pm

    “there are not any good paying jobs that’s why people commit crimes because the crime pays until the government really digs down and find a solution they will continue to have the same problems”

    Actually, there are many high paying jobs. The problem is that most people are not qualified to take them. They require education or at least training and that requires the ability to stick to something and understand it.

    Add to that the people who tell them to not bother to try because they are bound to fail and and you have the recipe for failure. If every obstacle were removed, how many could actually do a job available right next door?

    They also require dedication, willingness to show up for the job and actually do it. Nobody cares how well you COULD work if you WON’T bother to do it. Most of them require the ability to get along with co-workers and bosses. Some would rather not have a job if it means they don’t have to worry about a boss or the headache of meeting the job’s demands.

    Also, some require a person to move somewhere other than where he or she currently is. Many are not willing to move.

    It is true that most wouldn’t go into crime if it actually didn’t pay, but it doesn’t pay that well in the long run and short life. You have to factor in all that time a criminal is not making anything due to incarceration and the cost of trial and even having your goods taken away along with competitors trying to kill you.

    The government’s function is not to give good paying jobs to criminals. It at least sometimes cuts off the profit of the criminals by stopping them and incarcerating them with other like-minded souls. (Although that IS dangerous, since some of those like-minded souls don’t care if anyone lives or dies, just like a meth dealer.)

    David for better ways

  4. paul on June 25th, 2019 11:08 am

    Don’t meth with meth, and all of you nitwits riding around with illegal window tint you just invite scrutiny by LEO’s fortunately for society, your stupidity for #1 peddling poison and #2 your stupidity in general sent you up the river for 7years – good riddance. The vehicle needs to seized and sold.

  5. What sense on June 25th, 2019 9:22 am

    Im just curious obviously he is not a 9-5 type of person so what sense does is make for a 100,000.000$$ fine we know what he will be doing when he is released just to try and be able to abide by the court rulings, there are not any good paying jobs thats why people commit crimes because the crime pays until the government really digs down and find a solution they will continue to have the same problems

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