Former Flomaton Cop Arrested Gets 10 Years For Trafficking Meth

September 22, 2023

A former Flomaton Police Department lieutenant has pleaded guilty to drug trafficking after an investigation involving law enforcement from two states and the DEA culminated in Molino.

Lopez entered a straight up plea to Judge Coleman Robison to one count of trafficking in methamphetamine 28 to 200 grams and unlawful use of a two-way communication device to facilitate a felony.

Lopez faced a maximum of 30 years in state prison, plus fines totaling $105,000.

Lopez arranged a narcotics deal for methamphetamine from an Escambia County (FL) Sheriff’s Office investigator by phone and text messages. An arrest report states he arrived on December 7, 2020, at a predetermined location near the ECSO precinct in Molino and accepted the two ounces of methamphetamine from the undercover officer. He was then taken into custody by deputies and the SWAT team.

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.

Lopez was terminated from the Flomaton Police Department.


7 Responses to “Former Flomaton Cop Arrested Gets 10 Years For Trafficking Meth”

  1. Bewildered on September 23rd, 2023 8:23 am

    little border communities on both sides of State lines are a heaven for drug activities – some conducted from the small establishments that crowd around the immediate area. Not surprising that some law enforcement personnel also wants to cash in on this money flow. Years ago when you had „dry „ counties, liquor stores would set up shop immediately upon coming into a „wet „ county. The method hasn’t changed over the years – only the product offered

  2. Kim on September 22nd, 2023 3:19 pm

    Well well look at hi… He was very mean anyway.. Very one sided in uniform..

  3. Ratdog on September 22nd, 2023 11:32 am

    Such a shame. As a deputy with ECSO(AL), I was around him at different times and didn’t suspect anything at that time. It shows that none of us are exempt from the temptation of money, but some resist and e evidently some don’t. This makes it look so bad on all of the good LEO’s that put their life on the line every day, he does not represent all cops. The best we can do is pray for his wife and children that God will direct them and they will follow his leading. Regardless of his defense, there is no good reason to betray your profession

  4. Bill T on September 22nd, 2023 7:28 am

    Make a good example of this one he needs max time and max penalty!!

  5. Charle Bronson on September 22nd, 2023 6:51 am

    First, assume all the arrests he made were setups to get rid of his rivals. The DA needs to look at all cases where he made the arrest. Assume he planted drugs.
    Second, put him in general population.
    There are few things worse than a policeman with no honor.

  6. wow on September 22nd, 2023 3:36 am

    He was crooked as they come anyway, about time he was finally caught. All he ever did was shake down people and spend his time at the gas station trying to talk to high school girls.

    Way to abuse your position of trust and power.

  7. Citizen on September 22nd, 2023 12:59 am

    Give him the max. Betrayed the public’s trust as an office. Do u kno how many ppl he put in jail for drugs, I say give him the same treatment. Nothing but a lowdown thug in my book if u ask me