Century Man Smuggled Fentanyl Into County Jail, ECSO Says

January 19, 2022

A Century man is facing multiple charges after allegedly parking in the middle of a Century street and for the fentanyl found in his pockets at the county jail.

Deputies found 42-year old Cartise Poindexter asleep in a running 2003 Ford Explorer parked in the middle of Hecker Road near Alger Road, about 50 feet away from a railroad crossing, according to an arrest report.

Deputies reported they were able to wake him by knocking on the window of the vehicle, and he told them that he had left his driver’s license at home. A record check confirm that his driver’s license was suspended by court order and had been suspended multiple times.

While Poindexter was being booked into the Escambia County Jail, a corrections officer located a dollar bill containing a white residue and a clear baggie containing a white powdery substance that tested positive for fentanyl, according to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office. The  bag was found in the pocket of the jeans he was wearing, but he told deputies the jeans were his brother’s.

Poindexter was charged with introduction of contraband into a county detention facility, possession of a controlled substance (fentanyl) without a prescription, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while license suspended. He was also issued traffic citations for knowingly operating a motor vehicle with a suspended driver’s license, not wearing a seat belt, and for parking illegally on Hecker Road.

He was released from the Escambia County Jail on a $6,000 bond.


15 Responses to “Century Man Smuggled Fentanyl Into County Jail, ECSO Says”

  1. Papa on January 20th, 2022 2:10 am

    FLEA training instructs officers to frisk a detainee as soon as they are apprehended. If they waited until he was inside the jail to frisk him, they need an update on their own policy. Every LEO knows that.

  2. DLo on January 19th, 2022 9:43 pm

    I love the experts on the justice system in the comments, they know all there is to know about policing, the ins and outs of bond setting, and when someone should be convicted and imprisoned without any trial whatsoever.

  3. Don cooper on January 19th, 2022 5:07 pm

    If they had searched him before they went into the jail they would have found the drugs and he wouldn’t be charged with taking drugs into the jail.

  4. William in Beulah on January 19th, 2022 4:25 pm

    Dangerous drug, the alcohol sold at the local convenience store kills more people than all the illegal drugs combined, throw in tobacco products and you have some seriously deadly drugs.

  5. yard dog on January 19th, 2022 2:44 pm

    Next time check the pockets before you put on someone else’s dirty laundry.

  6. Paul on January 19th, 2022 2:18 pm

    I think the being parked negates the seatbelt law.
    I know how they like to pile on charges, but they should have left that one alone.

  7. mick on January 19th, 2022 1:15 pm

    Anyone that is caught with FENTYNYL should not be allowed to bond out, He’s a poison peddler, he is directly responsible for the ruination of lives including his. This drug has killed thousands of people, along with all the other poison out there on the street. Justice officials who are allowing this are not serving the public’s trust, and is a direct insult to LEO’s efforts to protect and serve.

  8. ensley boy on January 19th, 2022 12:43 pm

    He wasn”t searched by the arresting officer???????????

  9. Paul on January 19th, 2022 11:43 am

    The they weren’t my pants alibi is getting old.
    It’s time to make up a new one,

  10. Bewildered on January 19th, 2022 10:59 am

    Never quite understood the „bringing into jail“ charge when they arrest someone who is clearly under the influence, any lawyer would claim the person was so spaced out he had no recollection. Next day: Did I finish the bottle, take all the drugs ? or wow! I left some

  11. Bob on January 19th, 2022 10:00 am

    Good job LEO!!!

    I think it is funny that he was charged with not wearing a seat belt and for parking illegally on Hecker Road. He deserves it but it’s still funny!!!

  12. sam on January 19th, 2022 9:05 am

    HE WAS RELEASED?? A prime example of what’s wrong with our justice system.

  13. A Alex on January 19th, 2022 7:50 am

    $600 and he is out to drive home

  14. ELW on January 19th, 2022 7:42 am

    Big bond considering he was carrying a very dangerous drug.

  15. mnon on January 19th, 2022 2:26 am

    wow $600 to get out, sweet deal for all the charges.

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