Molino Man Arrested On Drug, Resisting Charges After Traffic Stop

September 14, 2023

A Molino man is facing drug charges after allegedly running from a traffic stop.

Virgil Kenneth Mitchell, 47, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and resisting arrest.

On Monday, an Escambia County Sheriff’s Office deputy attempted a lights and sirens traffic stop on a vehicle that failed to yield to approaching vehicles as it pulled from a convenience store into traffic on Pensacola Boulevard at Kenmore Road. The vehicle came to stop behind the Extended Stay. Mitchell exited the vehicle and ran, leaping over several fences, according to an arrest report.

After a brief chase, Michell was detained in the area of West Pinestead Road and Pensacola Boulevard.

An ECSO K-9 alerted on the vehicle, leading to a search. Deputies reported finding 5.9 grams of amphetamine concealed in a paper towel, 1.5 grams of amphetamine concealed in a $1 bill, and methamphetamine residue in a clear plastic bag and a glass pipe.

Mitchell’s statements to deputies were redacted from the arrest report. He was also cited for failing to yield.


6 Responses to “Molino Man Arrested On Drug, Resisting Charges After Traffic Stop”

  1. Bob on September 15th, 2023 11:57 am

    @Eric M

    …so let’s try something new. If our prisons are failing to rehabilitate people (which seems to be the case, given their high rate of recidivism), then maybe we should look at prison reform instead of just shrugging our shoulders and accepting that this is the best that we can do.

  2. Century finest on September 15th, 2023 8:28 am

    FREE MY DOG Voodoo

  3. Eric M on September 15th, 2023 7:07 am

    @bob … they’ve tried with this guy. Like 26 times already. Didn’t work. Who knows, maybe the 27th time will be the charm.

  4. Bob on September 14th, 2023 9:01 pm

    @Eric M

    The US has the largest incarcerated population in the world. No other country has as many prisoners as we do.

    Imagine if we spent half as much effort rehabilitating and asking why people commit crimes instead of just “locking them up and throwing away the key”.

  5. Eric M on September 14th, 2023 7:49 pm

    They need to lock him up and throw away the key. He has been arrested dozens and dozens of times, is trespassed from several local businesses in Molino, but still threatens women at the gas station. But they keep letting him out to reoffend over and over again.

  6. Steve on September 14th, 2023 2:51 pm

    There is a reason people run.. Maybe they dont want to get caught.. But in the long run its the only time they can get help. Addiction is hard and with the super strong drugs flowing across the …………………. Its getting worse.