Former Flomaton Cop Arrested On Florida Drug Charges Now Accused Of Child Endangerment In Alabama

February 3, 2022

A former Flomaton Police Department lieutenant arrested for drug trafficking in 2020 in Molino is back behind bars in an Alabama jail facing new charges.

Isaac R. Lopez, 37, was taken into custody Wednesday by the Escambia County (AL) Sheriff’s Office on Flomaton Police Department warrants.

Lopez is charged with reckless endangerment of a child and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, according to Flomaton Police. Both charges are misdemeanors.

“Our office received a call of a minor under influence of alcohol. Our officers investigated and found probable cause for the warrants. DHR (Department of Human Resources) Escambia also was called and investigated,” Flomaton Police Chief Charles Thompson told Wednesday night.

The incident reportedly occurred on Christmas 2021 and involved a 13-year old child.

Due to the new charges, Lopez’s bond in Alabama was revoked, and he remained in the Escambia County (AL) Detention Center in Brewton.

The Escambia County (FL) Sheriff’s Office received information that Lopez was trafficking methamphetamines and set up an operation to catch him in the act in December 2020, according to the agency. Lopez arranged a narcotics deal for two ounces of 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 at a predetermined location in Molino and accepted the two ounces of methamphetamine from the undercover officer.

Lopez was not on duty and not in his agency issued vehicle at the time of his drug arrest in the 5800 block of North Highway 29.

He was charged with trafficking methamphetamine and using a two-way communication device to facilitate a felony. He was booked into the Escambia County (FL) Jail and later released on bond.

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 charged in Alabama for felony use of official position or office for personal gain. He was released on a $200,000 bond; it was that bond that was revoked with his latest arrest Wednesday.

Lopez was terminated by the Flomaton Police Department.

The original drug arrest was the result of a partnership between the Escambia County (FL) Sheriff’s Office, Escambia County (AL) Sheriff’s Office, Flomaton Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).


One Response to “Former Flomaton Cop Arrested On Florida Drug Charges Now Accused Of Child Endangerment In Alabama”

  1. Rose K Blackburn on February 3rd, 2022 12:59 pm

    I am so sorry to see this about Isaac. When he was on the Atmore PD he was so helpful to me. My husband is a veteran and was suicidal. Thank God for Ofc. Lopez, Paige Howell and my Uncle Ray Rolin. Isaac is also a veteran. He talked to my husband and finally calmed him down. It’s a shame he got on the wrong path. May God redirect him and set him straight. God bless!

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