FHP, DEA Make Big Escambia Drug Bust, Recover Fentanyl, Over 2.5 Pounds Of Meth, Heroin And Cocaine

July 4, 2020

The Florida Highway Patrol and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) made a large drug bust in Escambia County, the FHP announced Friday night.

Troopers with the FHP Criminal Interdiction United conducted a traffic stop on a 2003 Buick LaSabre near the intersection of Nashville Avenue and Michigan Avenue for a traffic violation.

After a K-9 alerted on the vehicle driver Bryant Marsh, 61, was searched. Troopers located 56.5 grams of methamphetamine in the cargo pocket of his pants.

Inside the vehicle, troopers located 12.9 grams of crack cocaine and .25 grams of fentanyl. Due to the amount of the narcotics, troopers contacted the DEA.

A subsequent search of Marsh’s residence was conducted. In total, 1.1 pounds of methamphetamine, 1⁄2 pound of heroin, 1.1 pounds of cocaine, 160 grams of pharmaceuticals, and 1 gram of fentanyl were seized.

FHP said a loaded handgun reported stolen in Escambia County was also found in his residence.


18 Responses to “FHP, DEA Make Big Escambia Drug Bust, Recover Fentanyl, Over 2.5 Pounds Of Meth, Heroin And Cocaine”

  1. Jon on July 5th, 2020 10:32 am

    Truth be told they can careless about drugs on the streets its just a way for getting the private prison owners rich. If they cared they would arrest the users and sentence them to rehab. No users no dealers. Arresting dealers only clears the way for another dealer a never ending cycle. While the private prison owners are sold property to get rich off of

  2. Jon on July 5th, 2020 10:29 am

    Its funny the comments about giving him the death penalty or life in prison,but rapist get 3-5 years pedophiles get 4-5 murders get 5-25. See where there is a systematic and mental breakdown in our society

  3. deBugger on July 5th, 2020 6:21 am

    Mid 2 Lower Level.
    A pound of this, a pound of that, a little of thisNthat?

    Not even a stash house.

    Where are the Big Boys? Not tooling around in a 17YR-old LeSabre, that’s for certain.
    1 stolen handgun, not an arsenal? He didn’t even have a bulldog or someone to “watch his back”?

    The DEA was called in after the fact, or horned in on FHP’s action? Oh yeah, they deserve Honorable Mention in this story.

  4. Cathi Cotti on July 4th, 2020 10:17 pm

    His mother was the sweetest lady ever. This would break her heart. RIP Mrs. Marsh.
    Hopefully this was his 3rd strike and they don’t give him 4! And I know it wasn’t his first.

  5. Thomas L on July 4th, 2020 7:44 pm

    Be not deceived God is not mocked, whatever a man sow’s that will he also reap. HOLLA!

  6. k on July 4th, 2020 1:23 pm

    @Pete Wetherell:

    Crimes against humanity is an international level offense; typically this charge is reserved for leaders of countries or those in leadership positions in countries that have committed in the words of the treaties governing the use of the offense, “offenses grievous to the nature of society or those offenses onerous to civilized peoples.”

    legal speak for a crime so serious that if left unchecked the entire world would suffer.

    so for a single dope dealer in one of the middle-sized population counties in Florida, crimes against humanity is a no-go.

    but against say… the leadership of the Sinaloa cartel in Mexico, who is using terrorism and bribery to enforce a way to ship their drugs to the guy arrested here…

    you betcha, crimes against humanity for 200, please alex.

  7. WFN on July 4th, 2020 11:24 am

    Thank you for getting this person and all the narcotics off the street. DO NOT let him plead down to simple possession. He should get life in prison.

  8. Paul on July 4th, 2020 11:11 am

    This poison peddler has caused so much pain and misery for no telling how long, he should get an expedited death sentence, Imprison all other family members that knew what he was doing for a living – that living causing others to die

  9. RealityCheck on July 4th, 2020 11:09 am

    Don’t hate the player hate the game drug users make a choice they aren’t forced into its a personal decision and if someone is making money then leave it alone . Enough poverty one less hungry mouth certainly glad it’s not in the hands of children but let the people who make the crappy decision to use drugs be the bad guy sheesh

  10. BRING IT ON on July 4th, 2020 11:00 am

    Give him a lethal dose of his own medicine

  11. Tabby on July 4th, 2020 10:47 am

    I’ll take a more hard line. Teach your children right and you won’t have to worry about it. The effects from this garbage wouldn’t affect you or yours as long as you aren’t involved in it. On the flip side of it, when the government gets in the business of legislating and intimidating what doctors can prescribe and how much (a 3 day supply for severe pain, really), then those people will turn to guys like this for pain, and they have. Therefore, the government has literally enabled guys like this. For all the baby killers, what happened to “my body my choice” when it comes to people who need painkillers to function ?

  12. solution on July 4th, 2020 10:17 am

    need to let all the drug dealers take and use (personally) all the drugs they are found with, with in one hour, to see how they like the stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I know self endused death

  13. Pete Wetherell on July 4th, 2020 9:47 am

    I am not a lawyer, but maybe a lawyer can answer my question. Why can’t large volume dealers be charged with Crimes Against Humanity? Those drugwcruin lives, cause death, destroy families. The ripple effect over turf and profit causes more death and pain, thefts, violence, and prostitution to pay for the drugs.

  14. Laura Carter on July 4th, 2020 9:43 am

    Thank you! For getting that crap off our streets! Happy 4th! Stay safe!

  15. tg on July 4th, 2020 9:13 am

    Big Time Dealer deserves Big Time in Prison.

  16. Bewildered on July 4th, 2020 8:55 am

    Glad law enforcement did not hurt this fine gentleman. We need a peaceful holiday weekend, not more rioting

  17. Scooby on July 4th, 2020 8:21 am

    Good to get him and the drugs off the streets..
    Good job troopers..

  18. ELW on July 4th, 2020 7:52 am

    Give him life. Think of the lives he has destroyed or helped to destroy.