Traffic Stop Leads to Meth Trafficking ArrestStaff
Posted by: Staff
Date: Jul 19 2021 5:06 PM
OKALOOSA COUNTY: A traffic stop for speeding led to the arrest Sunday of a Mary Esther man for trafficking in methamphetamine, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, and more.
An Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputy pulled over 38-year old Joel Walls on Highway 98 in Mary Esther around 11:30 p.m.
An OCSO K9 on the scene alerted on Walls’ vehicle.
A probable cause search turned up a loaded firearm in a backpack, two small bags of methamphetamine, a digital scale, Xanax pills, and drug paraphernalia, as well as some cocaine.
Along with the charges above, Walls faces two counts of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of cocaine, and three counts possession of drug paraphernalia.