Cantonment Convicted Felon Facing Drug And Weapons Charges

January 22, 2023

A convicted felon from Cantonment is facing drug and weapons charges after encountered deputies at a convenience store.

Justin Jamal Nettles, 35, was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of cocaine and resisting arrest without violence. He was released on a $21,000 bond.

An Escambia County Sheriff’s Office deputy observed Nettles at a Raceway gas station on W Street. Nettles ran from the deputy but was captured after a short foot pursuit. A 9mm magazine was located in his pocket,

After a K-9 alerted on the vehicle Nettles had occupied, a loaded Glock 9mm handgun was found in the floorboard, according to an arrest report, along with a $1 bill with cocaine on it in the driver’s door handle.

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office said Nettles has a total of eight felony convictions, including robbery with a firearm.


8 Responses to “Cantonment Convicted Felon Facing Drug And Weapons Charges”

  1. Roger on January 22nd, 2023 9:26 pm

    Whatever happened to the habitual offender laws that are supposed to keep these individuals with little or no regard for the law and for society in prison? If there are little to no consequences for illegal behavior it will only get worse.

  2. John Stanley on January 22nd, 2023 12:06 pm

    They keep getting out of jail with just a slap on the wrist so they can commit more crimes and it keeps the wheels turning, prison for profit this is what you get

  3. tg on January 22nd, 2023 11:46 am

    Be careful there are plenty of fellons running around with a gun in there pocket.

  4. Bill on January 22nd, 2023 11:08 am

    Another example of a failed justice system

  5. Steve on January 22nd, 2023 10:39 am

    doesn’t every dollar in Florida have cocaine on it ?

  6. JJ on January 22nd, 2023 10:17 am

    Wish baseball players could get 8 strikes and still at bat!

  7. Beach Boy on January 22nd, 2023 7:44 am

    I guess the ECSO doesn’t have enough to do. They capture these convicted felons, put them in jail, they are released on bond, so the felons leave town, then go look for them again because they don’t show up for court appearance. Seems like a case of cat and mouse and a waste of taxpayers money. Maybe not all leave town, but I would think a great number do. Don’t get me wrong, I know and believe that the ECSO is doing a great job by capturing these thugs. Go get em guys and get them off the street. Thank you for your service!!

  8. citizen on January 22nd, 2023 4:40 am

    with any hope of justice, he will be headed to prison.

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