For The Third Time In A Month, Eight-Time Convicted Felon From Molino Arrested For Drug Trafficking

April 21, 2021

For the third time in a month, an eight-time convicted felon from Molino has been arrested on multiple drug trafficking charges.

Damion Tobias Bryant, 39, was free on bonds totaling nearly a half-million dollars when arrested Monday by the Pensacola Police Department for trafficking methamphetamine over 14 grams, trafficking fentanyl, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving with a suspended license.

This time, Bryant is being held in the Escambia County Jail without bond.

“He is charged with a large number of very serious crimes,” Assistant State Attorney Greg Marcille said. “If convicted on the more serious charges (trafficking), the least he would looking at is a minimum of 25 years to be served day by day.”

“If he is convicted on multiple offenses, it could be virtually a life sentence if he receives multiple sentences to be served consecutively,” Marcille added.

April 19 Arrest

A Pensacola police officer observed a Honda Pilot run a stop sign at Tide and Audubon drives, just off Creighton Road. The officer observed a large clear plastic bag containing a white powdery substance in front passenger seat and called for a K-9.

Inside the vehicle, officers found 19 grams of methamphetamine in clear plastic bags, 24 bars of Xanax, 108.5 grams of fentanyl, and a small glass pipes with residue, according to an arrest report. Bryant had $974.50 in cash rolled in different denominations, the report continued.

April 1 Arrest

On April 1, Escambia County Sheriff’s Office deputies stopped a Ford F-150 Bryant was driving near Yonge and “T” streets.

K-9 searched the truck and located 1.3 grams of MDMA, 31 grams of heroin, one gram of marijuana, 98.5 grams of fentanyl, glass smoking pipes, a loaded Ak-47 with a round in the chamber and more than $1,300 in cash, according to the ECSO.

Bryant was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, trafficking in heroin, trafficking in fentanyl, carrying a concealed firearm, felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

He was released from the Escambia County Jail on a $242,000 bond.

March 19 Arrest

On March 19, the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant at the Suburban Extended Stay Hotel in the 3900 block of Barrancas Avenue. Two people, Damion Tobias Bryant of Molino 32-year old Kiersten Marie Heusohn of Pensacola, were inside the room at the time, an arrest report states.

According to investigators, Bryant possessed approximately 267.8 grams of methamphetamine, 37.37 grams of a heroin and fentanyl mixture, 12.1 grams of synthetic marijuana, 22 grams of marijuana, 265 whole and 37 partial Alprazolam pills and two oxycodone pills.

In addition, deputies reported finding $1,475 in cash in the room and a .45 caliber pistol in a pool.

Bryant was charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, trafficking in heroin, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, destruction of evidence, and two counts of possession of a controlled substance. He was released from the Escambia County Jail on a $240,000 bond.

Heusohn was charged with conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine, conspiracy to traffic heroin and destruction of evidence. She was released from jail on a $102,500 bond.

Pictured: Damion Tobias Bryant was in possession of 1.3 grams of MDMA, 31 grams of heroin, one gram of marijuana, 98.5 grams of fentanyl, glass smoking pipes, a loaded Ak-47 with a round in the chamber and more than $1,300 in cash after a traffic stop, according to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office. Photo for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

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51 Responses to “For The Third Time In A Month, Eight-Time Convicted Felon From Molino Arrested For Drug Trafficking”

  1. Babe on April 30th, 2021 7:25 am

    This man has a big heart! He is super thoughtful, reliable and dependable. I am not talking about drugs. He takes care of many people financially. Also if you are very down and out with a flat tire or locked out of need a place to stay he will look out for you. He isn’t a monster. He is one of the most caring and giving people I know.

  2. David Huie Green on April 28th, 2021 10:03 am

    REGARDING:
    “Everyone is entitled to A bond!!”

    Actually, no, not everyone. The Constitution guarantees bond not be unreasonable but there is no reasonable bond for a person who will murder as soon as bonded out. (I’m not talking about this gentleman, just the concept.) Also, if there is no belief a person will return for trial if released, bond is not required.

    David for truth

  3. Justme on April 24th, 2021 7:47 pm

    Why is this guy not in prison….what happened to 3 strikes? He is a bad dude and needs to be locked up.

  4. Luna on April 24th, 2021 5:18 am

    Everyone is entitled to A bond!! Stop wishing negative things on people!! This could be your son or your daughter just know that there are two sides to every story and not everything that it’s presented the way it may seem it’s true. This man is innocent until proven guilty!!!

  5. David Huie Green on April 22nd, 2021 11:00 am

    REGARDING:
    “There is only one way society can get a handle on drugs in this country and that is through decriminalization and regulation.”

    If violation of the proposed regulations is a criminal offense, it isn’t really “decriminalization.” Selling to children, for example, I assume would still be a no-no.

    There are other ways to get a handle on the problem. They tend to be unpleasant, dehumanizing, less than 100% effective, and expensive, I admit. But they CAN be done. Not that things should be criminalized or even regulated unless they hurt others, but the argument is often made that anything anyone does affects everyone else. The more we stick our noses in others’ business, the more justified we feel.

    Remember: Every law should be written as if it would be enforced by your worst enemy and most incompetent enforcer — because at some point it probably will be.

    AND
    “Stop profiling this man and give him bail.
    Shucks everyone deserves a 10th or 12th chance”

    Good joke. I’m reminded of a neighbor who was arrested multiple times. He always asked for mercy because he had a wife and child to care for (not that he did). It worked up until the day she divorced him.

    David for better people

  6. Puddin1960 on April 22nd, 2021 10:53 am

    Maybe they’ll keep him this time, but I doubt it.

  7. Judge Roy Bean on April 22nd, 2021 6:21 am

    Who was/is/pretending to be the “judge” in this case. Unbelievable!

  8. Master Mechanic on April 22nd, 2021 6:18 am

    Arrested………….Again ??????

  9. TDG on April 22nd, 2021 2:31 am

    I recall someone defending him here after his 19 March arrest, pretty much comparing him to Robin Hood. The claim was that he always helps people in need, and was only doing the things he does to raise money to help family or friends, or something along those lines.

  10. Duke of Wawbeek on April 22nd, 2021 1:49 am

    If you people had not slept through 9th grade physics class, you would see that this ,man is caught in a causality time loop.

    The “causality” is a lenient person passing sentence.

  11. Lawyer on April 21st, 2021 8:17 pm

    None of these arrests make much sense. This guy has to be the dumbest drug trafficker in Florida or he is being set up big time. Even a small-time drug trafficker wouldn’t be riding around with a bag of white powder on the front seat of a car for any one to see. Pulled over 2x on questionable traffic stops and then found in a motel room with these drugs? I smell something fishy about these arrests. They might not stick.

  12. BIG JOHN on April 21st, 2021 7:23 pm

    I CAN TELL YOU NOW WHAT HE IS THINKING , YES I THOUGHT THE LAW AND THE LAW WIN.!!!! BUT WAIT CRIME DOES PAY AND I WILL BE OUT ON BOND . DOING WHAT I LIKE DOING SELLING DRUGS AND MAKING MONEY. JUST WIT AND SEE…

  13. Well on April 21st, 2021 6:20 pm

    Stop profiling this man and give him bail.
    Shucks everyone deserves a 10th or 12th chance.

  14. Retired Deputy on April 21st, 2021 5:37 pm

    He was arrested all three times with a direct arrest (an arrest in the field without a warrant) The arresting police officer or deputy sheriff had to follow the bonding guidelines set out by the Chief Judge of the First Judicial Circuit based on the individual charges. The arresting officer on April 19th either called the on duty judge, or the on duty states attorney and explained the circumstances of Bryant’s prior arrests and his current arrest. Thus, the no bond. I doubt Bryant will be released from custody and if found guilty, he will be on the road to state prison.

  15. J.Larry Seale on April 21st, 2021 3:23 pm

    Model citizen

  16. Eric W on April 21st, 2021 2:20 pm

    Some father whose child was lost due to drugs should take this for action.

  17. JTV on April 21st, 2021 2:15 pm

    @ Mike Honcho, so true. Pretty ridiculous isn’t it.

  18. Bird on April 21st, 2021 12:51 pm

    Anyone ever consider that they may be letting him out, in order to catch a bigger fish? They sure wouldn’t tell us that. He’s getting this stuff from someone.

  19. LEE on April 21st, 2021 11:54 am

    I’M GOING TO SAY ARESTED ON MAY 1ST, SEEMS LIKE THERES A PATTERN HERE.

  20. Stephen on April 21st, 2021 10:53 am

    I’m going to call that he’ll be arrested again on May 8th.

  21. Jason on April 21st, 2021 10:52 am

    Someone misunderstands the 10-20-life law. This law was proposed by Jeb Bush and enacted in 1999 The law required courts to impose mandatory minimum sentences for select felony offenses involving firearms, enhancing the sentencing guidelines noted under FSS 775.08. This law imposed a mandatory sentencing for those who committed or attempted to commit the following felonies under the law:

    Murder; Sexual battery; Robbery; Burglary; Arson, Aggravated assault, Aggravated battery, Kidnapping, Escape, Aircraft piracy, Aggravated child abuse, Aggravated abuse of an elderly person or disabled adult, Unlawful throwing, placing, or discharging of a destructive device or bomb, Carjacking, Home invasion, Aggravated stalking, Drug trafficking, and Felon in possession of a firearm

    Under the law, the courts were required to impose the following sentences:

    10-year prison sentence for anyone convicted of committing or attempting to commit any of the above felonies while armed with a firearm or destructive device
    20-year prison sentence if the accused fired the gun
    25-years to life in prison if the accused shot the gun and it hurt or killed another person

    The law was amended in 2016 to remove the mandatory minimum for “aggravated assault” to allow a judge to use more discretion during sentencing.

  22. William Lingo on April 21st, 2021 10:44 am

    There’s not a loophole, nor is it the Judges fault for these people getting bond, Judges have to follow the law and the law says that bond has to be offered, Judges only have the ability to deny bond in certain cases and the law is clear about this.

    There is only one way society can get a handle on drugs in this country and that is through decriminalization and regulation. The United States can implement the death penalty for simple possession and it still would not put a dent in the problem. How do I know? I have lived in a country where death is the only penalty for any possession of illegal drugs and it didn’t stop anyone, not the dealers or users!!!

    Portugal and several other countries have taken steps to combat drugs with success, decriminalization is the first step because people can get off drugs but felony charges are forever. Regulating the industry will have a major impact on the black market and will provide users with safe products that haven’t been adulterated by unscrupulous dealers, adulterated products are one of the main causes of infections and overdose deaths. The organizations that that take part in this industry should be nonprofit only with a minimum of 90% of monies going to research, education and most importantly REHABILITATION and I’m not talking about the for profit crap they are calling rehab!!!!

  23. A Alex on April 21st, 2021 10:07 am

    Too bad the judgement cant take into account all the lives he destroyed.

  24. Mike Honcho on April 21st, 2021 10:02 am

    Watch out his face will be on graffiti bridge before to long. Praising felons is the new thing I guess

  25. Quikcopper on April 21st, 2021 9:13 am

    I don’t think he’s learning a lesson

  26. Bonnie on April 21st, 2021 8:46 am

    Thomas Dannheiser is judge assigned to his cases. And get this! All the trafficking charges he has and money he is making and he claims to be indigent! Court appointed attorney! WE’RE paying for his attorney!

  27. Shaking My Head on April 21st, 2021 8:44 am

    If you don’t like how the criminals are being freed, then get up and start working to change the laws on the books that gives the “Justice” system the ability to do what’s right.
    There will always be thugs and drugs.

  28. bob on April 21st, 2021 8:44 am

    Third times a charm!!!

  29. Shaking My Head on April 21st, 2021 8:43 am

    People listen up. this is not the fault of the Judge. They must adhere to the laws on the books. If you don’t like how the criminals are being freed, then get up and start working to change the laws on the books that gives the “Justice” system the ability to do what’s right.
    There will always be thugs and drugs.

  30. Carlos mcGugin on April 21st, 2021 8:09 am

    Judges don’t make the laws. Contact your Florida legislators with your complaints.

  31. What a joke on April 21st, 2021 7:50 am

    Three Strikes Law for Habitual Offenders
    Many states have a three strikes law, which is meant to keep habitual offenders off the streets. For Florida residents, this law means that certain types of offenses will leave you with much harsher penalties as time goes on. After three strikes, you’re out, in that you’ll likely have much steeper penalties and a longer jail sentence at that point.

    In Florida, this law is often known as the 10-20-Life law. This law states that for felony convictions, there must be a minimum sentence of ten, twenty, or twenty-five years to life in prison for certain crimes. These crimes are violent ones, such as the following offenses:

    Robbery
    Assault
    Aggravated child abuse
    Kidnapping
    Murder

    So the loophole is it’s non aggravated ?
    One would think having a AK-47 (loaded) with drugs in the vehicle would be!

  32. tg on April 21st, 2021 7:39 am

    Can we go for four times?

  33. Rick on April 21st, 2021 7:31 am

    The Bondsman support the judges.
    You scratch my back I scratch yours.
    The judge gives large bonds.
    Bondsman get rich.
    Judge gets money for reelection from Bondsman.
    Now you see!

  34. Rasheed Jackson on April 21st, 2021 7:27 am

    I must agree with Stanley Beech. Our justice system is a money pit and the tax payers are supporting it. Now that he has no bail I wonder if the people who kept putting up bail are benevelant enough to lawer up for him. Nope, he will most likely be appointed a public defender and all at the tax payers expence, again!

  35. Ronnie Ousley on April 21st, 2021 7:04 am

    The next judge to release this thug should be required to allow him to live in…
    We see the weapon, we know what it’s for too! Life without!

  36. Stanley Beech on April 21st, 2021 6:57 am

    Well folks here it is in Black and White. The problem is The Justice System. They turn these thugs loose because they know they will catch them again and get that bail money. They don’t worry about him damaging other kids until one of the kids is theirs. Crime and Cancer are both alike and can’t be eradicated There’s too much money to be made from it.

  37. Sally on April 21st, 2021 6:56 am

    Thank goodness he was disobeying the traffic laws when our wonderful police force happened to observe his misbehavior. This misdeed will be the least of Mr. Bryant’s problems. I hope he gets the maximum sentence allowed by law. As a repeat offender, I doubt he will come out of prison a better man than he went in. But that will be his choice. I feel sorry for his family.

  38. Lou on April 21st, 2021 6:42 am

    Are you kidding? Who decides if he gets to bond out….County Judge? Doesn’t read like someone is doing their job. This is a laughable if not so sad. This is how drugs get in the community. Same people, same connections…business as usual. Maybe third time is the charm and he will stay locked up until he goes to prison. Keep him out of our community.

  39. Nothing New on April 21st, 2021 6:30 am

    Better living through modern pharmacology

  40. MAH on April 21st, 2021 6:25 am

    Non sense let him out again. Maybe the next time he will kill someone. So ridiculous.

  41. sam on April 21st, 2021 6:23 am

    there has to be some loop hole in the system for this thug to keep being released on the public. how do we fix this?

  42. Jr on April 21st, 2021 6:19 am

    Well well well… here he is once again… maybe they will keep in jail this time. This right here should be enough to chance the “protocol” tgat offers bonds to individuals like this…this one right here is a COMPLETE LOSER and a plague to the streets of this area that cares nothing about himself or the people he’s poisoning. Good job LEOs in getting him but ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!!

  43. Concerned Citizen on April 21st, 2021 6:03 am

    SO, March 19…drugs, cash and a handgun possession by an 8 TIME CONVICTED FELON, April 1…drugs, cash, and an AK-47 possession by an 8 TIME CONVICTED FELON, April 19…..cash and drug possession by an 8 TIME CONVICTED FELON. How is this person released on bail, why isn’t this person incarcerated for habitual repeat offender, WHAT JUDGE ALLOWS BOND FOR A PERSON THAT IS SO INVOLVED IN CRIMINAL ACTIVITY? We DO NEED justice reform, it should start at the judge’s bench level and work downhill to people like this that undoubtedly have no intentions of being a productive citizen and lives a life of crime. WOW JUST WOW!!!!!
    Concerned Citizen

  44. JTV on April 21st, 2021 6:02 am

    We need to start voting these judges out of office. They think they’re umpires, allowing three strikes before thugs are out.

  45. Unbelievable on April 21st, 2021 4:57 am

    Thank you officers for putting your lives on the lines to make our communities a safer place. Sorry you have to repeatedly take that risk unnecessarily.

    I hope no one dies by his hand while he is out. Again. Especially an innocent child. Or a parent or grandparent of a child who desperately needs their love and guidance. Or even the loved one of the one who felt it necessary to let him walk 8 times.

  46. Bigblock345 on April 21st, 2021 4:44 am

    Imagine that! No worries. Won’t be long and they’ll let him back out on bond again. Gotta make that money. He should have NEVER had bonding begin with. Poster child for the “can’t fix stupid” criminals.

  47. brianh on April 21st, 2021 4:23 am

    Gee, it only took 3 arrests in 2 months to finally lock this man up with no bond.

  48. Denbroc on April 21st, 2021 4:21 am

    At a certain point the burden of responsibility passes from Mr. Bryant to the system that keeps letting him get by with this.

  49. Just wow on April 21st, 2021 2:28 am

    I went to high school with Damion and definitely perceived him to be smarter then this… I guess a point comes that you have nothing to lose… Glad that poisoning is off the streets… Need to stop that fentanyl from making it across our southern boarder… Would be great to see some very large scale busts…

  50. ROBERT on April 21st, 2021 2:06 am

    What happened to the 3 strikes deal….Stop turning this thug loose.

  51. terri on April 21st, 2021 1:20 am

    Why was he given bond to begin with?





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