Cantonment Man Arrested With Heroin And Bogus $100 Bills With Chinese Writing, ECSO Says

January 5, 2020

A Cantonment man allegedly tried to pay for a hotel room with fake $100 bills with Chinese writing on the back and offered information about “big time heroin dealers” after he was caught.

Christopher George Gerth, 33, was charged with defrauding an innkeeper, passing counterfeit currency, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Garden Inn and Suites on Pine Forest Road at I-10 where clerk manager said Gerth attempted to pay for his room with two bogus $100 bills. When the clerk questioned the authenticity of the cash, Gerth snatched it away and walked back to his room, according to an arrest report.

The ECSO said when deputies confronted Gerth at his room, he admitted the counterfeit bills were in his pants pocket, and he was placed under arrest. He also admitted to having a needle with heroin in his back pocket.

“I am a heroin user and there is heroin in the needle,” Gerth said, according to the ECSO report. The liquid in the syringe field tested positive for heroin.

Both of the counterfeit hundreds had the same serial number and had Chinese writing on the back, the ECSO said.

The arrest report  notes Gerth stated he wanted to talk to the ECSO Narcotics Unit in reference to “big time heroin dealers that are known to be dealing large amounts of heroin.”

Gerth remained in the Escambia County Jail with bond set at $12,000.


14 Responses to “Cantonment Man Arrested With Heroin And Bogus $100 Bills With Chinese Writing, ECSO Says”

  1. Concerned Citizen on January 16th, 2020 9:42 am

    Sending peace and love to this man and his family. I hope you find the path to walk you to a better future. To anyone struggling who might be reading this, please take the time to confront your heart and heal yourself. You are capable. You are worthy. You are loved. Be well and be forgiving.

  2. What-a-tard on January 7th, 2020 3:37 pm

    Almost feel sorry for the little fella cause of his stupidity n’ all,… ALMOST…Tho i DO sure hope you kick that habit while in there,cause AINT NO ONE GONNA SELL TO YOUR SNITCHING SELF!! Lol

  3. anonymous on January 6th, 2020 5:09 pm

    The funniest part about this is he had the nerve to fill out a job application here before he did this!! He had actually paid for a room here several times before this happened!

  4. Howie on January 6th, 2020 12:54 pm

    Dude, you have exposed yourself to some high crime boys. They will be in jail with you very soon after locating them.

    Request a confinement cell because you are going to need it.

    Glad to know that you owned up to your shenanigans and your friend Heroin.

  5. Tot Mom on January 6th, 2020 11:34 am

    Seems like he wanted to turn them in so he wouldn’t be tempted to buy heroin anymore since the dealer would be locked up. BUT now the dealers know so I sure hope they aren’t dangerous.

  6. SUNSHINE on January 6th, 2020 9:36 am

    ESCAMBIA COUNTY / PENSACOLA Doesn’t have facilities to help the young men and women who are addicted. And the 1 or 2 that are here , cost about 5,000 or so. who has that kind of money ? And lakeview is a joke !! They’ll take you in for a few days , then you have to leave …WITH NO RESOURSES !! BYE is it. I know , I’m the mother of an addict. I’ll give you one guess where my son is now . I thank god everyday it’s not 6 feet under……..YET.

  7. Stephen on January 5th, 2020 9:43 pm

    It sounds like he wanted to get caught. Hopefully he gets the help it seems like he was looking for.

  8. Wayne on January 5th, 2020 6:29 pm

    If he would have went…to the Wong would have been ok

  9. Hmmm on January 5th, 2020 1:59 pm

    Well then, guess he won’t be popular with his dealers saying all that kind of stuff…

  10. Deborah DaughertyM on January 5th, 2020 12:36 pm

    Man,are you a idiot?? You just made yourself a target by running your big mouth,

  11. Wishes on January 5th, 2020 12:05 pm

    Prayers for this gentleman to get and remain clean of the heroine!!! With God all things are Possible!!!

  12. WAYNE on January 5th, 2020 11:31 am

    A mind is a terrible thing to….how does that go now…

  13. EricM on January 5th, 2020 9:25 am

    Well, they don’t catch the smart ones.

  14. Gregory Mcintosh on January 5th, 2020 3:47 am

    Man did you just get thrown under the bus.