Flomaton Police Officer Accused Of Trafficking Meth In Florida Now Charged In Alabama

December 11, 2020

The Flomaton Police Department lieutenant accused of trafficking methamphetamine in Florida is now facing an additional felony charge in Alabama.

On Monday, the Escambia County (FL) Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit, SWAT team and Patrol Division arrested 36-year old  Isaac R. Lopez on charges of trafficking methamphetamine and using a two-way communication device to facilitate a felony.

Lopez arranged a narcotics deal for methamphetamine from an Escambia County (FL) Sheriff’s Office investigator by phone and text messages, according to an arrest report. The report states he arrived a predetermined location in Molino and accepted the two ounces of methamphetamine from the undercover officer.

The cellphone used by Lopez to arrange the meth deal belonged to the Town of Flomaton, according to Escambia County (AL) Sheriff Health Jackson. As a result, Lopez was booked into the  Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton for felony use of official position or office for personal gain.

“He used his city cell phone to orchestrate it,” Jackson said. “We believe he was going to come back to Alabama and distribute the meth on this end.”

Lopez has been terminated from the Flomaton Police Department.

For more details on Monday’s arrest, click here.

Editor’s note: The “Inmate” label on Lopez’s mugshot was automatically added by the Escambia County (AL) Detention Center.

Comments

23 Responses to “Flomaton Police Officer Accused Of Trafficking Meth In Florida Now Charged In Alabama”

  1. David Huie Green on December 15th, 2020 12:06 pm

    REGARDING:
    “We don’t allow felons who want to work to work because of a felony but the guy who passes the background check gets his face plastered on the news.”

    You probably DON’T want known lawbreakers enforcing your laws.
    You can’t punish what you don’t know.
    You CAN avoid the ones you DO know to be lawbreakers.

    I doubt Flomaton plans to rehire him if found guilty (even though he probably knows what to look for there is reasonable doubt he would enforce laws other than against competitors).

    David for good faith efforts

  2. Emily on December 14th, 2020 2:32 pm

    Judge not, lest ye be judged..

  3. Karma is a B**** on December 14th, 2020 1:22 pm

    This is great. Taking out the trash.. Imagine how many people he has arrested for having drugs in their possession.. Now he is the same scumbag that he treated them as.. Wonder if he regrets being THAT KINDA COP now? Karma at work here.! And every drug charge he has put one anyone that is in court or on color code or community service or probation right now should have all charges dropped. Bc how do we know that it wasn’t HIS drugs that were found?!??!

  4. AC on December 14th, 2020 11:19 am

    @Billy the adult gun slinger:

    Requiring a 4-year degree would demand a much higher salary for these officers; a salary that most small towns and counties are too poor to pay. The result would be less police protection where it’s needed most. Imagine having to double or triple the budgeted salary for your police departments, especially in a society that is advocating “Defund the Police”. Also, as some others have pointed out, a college education does not ensure better officers. In fact, if you look into the corporate and political world, the majority of corruption is committed by the college educated. A degree does not necessarily make one smarter. And, yes, I have a college education; although I don’t flaunt it like you did. There have been some larger departments that required at least an Associate’s Degree. But most have relaxed those standards in recent years due to being unable to recruit a sufficient number of qualified police officers. I do think that police academies probably should spend more time training these police cadets, but that still would not prevent officers like this from committing crimes. He simply didn’t do this because he was uneducated and didn’t know better.

  5. Lol on December 14th, 2020 10:00 am

    Explain to me again why we have background checks? We dont allow felons who want to work to work because of a felony but the guy who passes the background check gets his face plastered on the news

  6. So sad on December 14th, 2020 6:17 am

    I am praying for his children. This is just so incredibly sad for these children and what they have had to go through the past couple of years. Another example of it’s the kids who have to suffer.

  7. A citizen on December 12th, 2020 3:28 pm

    Billy the adult gun slinger things happen people change. They shouldn’t but sad to say they do. Just because some have degrees doesn’t mean that they can do the job or determine they won’t change. Two people can go through the same thing but they might handle it different & have different outcomes. No one is perfect not even you. Think about that. Nothing makes anybody better than the other, everyone is loved the same by God.

  8. Billy the adult gun slinger on December 12th, 2020 2:28 am

    Imagine ALL the misdemeanor and felonious crimes committed by LE officers, evading the media and never get caught by the rule of law. I’m certain there’s other things like domestic violence, theft, performanCe eNhancement drugs, adulterous affairs and abuse of power. Holding the badge higher than its ordained purpose. Makes you wonder…
    I strongly believe all cops need a 4 year CJ or human services degree (like myself) and more than the minimum standard of basic training. I believe APOSTC standards are way too low. A 70% average is the minimum requirement to pass LE academic basic training in Alabama. That’s terrible!!! Many departments do not random drug test neither do they take hair samples before hiring.
    A lot needs to change academically and in the initial hiring process. That my friend will weed out a lot of the bad ones.

  9. Skip on December 11th, 2020 9:17 pm

    Bet he had the best prices in town! Everyone knows that Atmore and Century is where the dope comes into the area due too close proximity to I10.. Why do you think there is so many shootings in a small country town??

  10. Sharon kamaka on December 11th, 2020 9:08 pm

    This person that sells drugs maybe he needs a lot help and might need to check his mind and seat down and talk to him and find out what is happening to him and why he do thing he do like drugs,

    ,

  11. Sharon kamaka on December 11th, 2020 8:46 pm

    They should lock him up and throw away the key’s and

  12. Donald on December 11th, 2020 8:26 pm

    @ Donna

    Right on Sister!!!

    Donna for President 2024!

  13. MtnDew on December 11th, 2020 7:30 pm

    Presumed innocent people, remember.

  14. Bill on December 11th, 2020 5:13 pm

    Donna

    Looks like he is fourth in command of a small department….that’s a problem!!

  15. AC on December 11th, 2020 12:02 pm

    @Donna Morris Bell:

    AMEN!!!

    The fact that the Flomaton police department chose to prosecute rather than cover it up is a testament to their integrity. But ultimately God Himself can’t control what people choose to do. If He could, then none of us would be sinners. Each individual has a CHOICE, and cannot blame the consequences of their choices on others. It is our responsibility to teach our children how to choose between right and wrong and correct them when they are wrong, but the when they, as adults, choose the wrong path in spite of that teaching and correction they are ultimately responsible for their own choices. Kudos to the FPD for enduring the shame and embarrassment and NOT covering this up as I strongly suspect other departments of doing.

  16. Donna Morris Bell on December 11th, 2020 11:40 am

    I hope people reading this won’t hop on the self righteous soap box and start spouting rhetoric about disbanding the police department, bringing in the FBI and so on. Think about it. How many of you have family members that have gone round the bend, became addicted to alcohol or drugs, been arrested? Brought shame on the family?

    I have. But it’s not my shame. I’m not responsible for what my adult children and grandchildren do. I refuse to defend them, but I don’t want society looking down on me and saying I should have stopped it. I couldn’t stop it. The FPD or any other agency can’t control what their employees do, they can just fire them when the truth comes out. And it has.

    The FPD didn’t do this. One individual did this and the blame lies with him.

  17. Deputy Dog on December 11th, 2020 10:01 am

    Just like a lot of other comments just look at all the drug dealers and users he has arrested. The whole Flomaton P.D needs cleaning out from the top down. Now all the pending cases and past arrest from this guy will be under question. I think there’s a whole lot more to this story than what we are being told.

  18. christian horne on December 11th, 2020 9:32 am

    Drugs are not mental health issue. The prison industrial complex needs a revamping. Too many families ruined by using and/or free enterprise.

  19. Bill on December 11th, 2020 9:06 am

    I sure hope an outside agency is looking at this department

  20. sam on December 11th, 2020 8:09 am

    great work by law enforcement. taking out the trash. wish we could do the same with politicians.

  21. Mark on December 11th, 2020 4:58 am

    Anyone that has been arrested by this criminal all charges will be dismissed

  22. Mark on December 11th, 2020 4:56 am

    Let’s say something nice please

  23. JustSaying on December 11th, 2020 4:38 am

    I saw posts earlier taking up for this man and putting him down. He doesn’t look like a user himself, but he has arrested some that are and have seen what it does to families and the people themselves. If he wasn’t making enough at his regular job, get another job somewhere else, a civil servant is just what it says a servant ( it is in you) , that’s a pitiful excuse to give!





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