Trooper James Barley
Troop D - Orlando
Congratulations to Trooper James Barley for being selected as the Florida Highway Patrol Trooper of the Month for December 2006, for arresting several suspects for drug trafficking in Brevard County.
On December 12, 2006, Trooper Barley was patrolling State Road 9 in Brevard County when he stopped the driver of a red Ford Explorer for unlawful speed. Trooper Barley was overwhelmed by the odor of cannabis coming from inside the car, and upon further investigation observed some large bags of green leafy substance inside the car. A search of the vehicle revealed approximately 28 pounds of cannabis and drug paraphernalia. Trooper Barley arrested the suspect for trafficking cannabis and possession with intent to sell.
The following week, on December 20, Trooper Barley was again patrolling State Road 9 in Brevard County when he stopped the driver of a Toyota Camry for unlawful speed. Trooper Barley detected an odor of cannabis coming from the car, and immediately secured the situation. With the assistance of Trooper Glaenzer, he searched the vehicle. The search revealed 50 grams of cocaine, 15 grams of morphine, 8 grams of Xanax and several grams of cannabis. Some of the drugs were located in close proximity to a three month old child passenger. The suspect was arrested for drug trafficking. Further investigation lead to a DEA warrant, uncovering a significant amount of cocaine.
In the month of December 2006, Trooper Barley made 20 separate drug arrests, 11 of which were felonies. Trooper Barley’s actions have significantly impacted the drug market in Brevard and surrounding counties.
Trooper Barley is to be commended for his attention to detail and quick actions that lead to the apprehension of several drug traffickers. Again, congratulations to Trooper James Barley for being selected as the Florida Highway Patrol Trooper of the Month for December 2006.