Photo/Story Gallery 2010

BOLO Leads to Arrest of Unwanted Traveler

Sgt. McCormickTrooper St. ClairTrooper TuckerOn Jan. 7, 2010, Sergeant Charles McCormick, Trooper Josh Tucker and Trooper Todd St. Clair of Troop A were working the Interstate 10 area near the Alabama state line. Sergeant McCormick received a BOLO (be on the lookout) from the US Marshal’s Office for a subject with current federal warrants. The Marshal’s office advised that the subject might be traveling from Mobile, Alabama to the Pensacola area.

Later in the afternoon, Trooper Tucker observed a vehicle driver that matched the description of the wanted subject and with the assistance of Sgt. McCormick and Trooper St. Clair conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle. The driver was determined to be the wanted suspect. When he was taken into custody he had crystal methamphetamine on his person. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed a rolling methamphetamine lab in the vehicle.

The US Marshal’s Service, DEA, the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office and the Dept. of Agriculture responded to assist with the investigation and clean up of the BIO hazardous scene. The suspect was booked into the Escambia County Jail on numerous drug related charges.

Trooper Tucker, Sergeant McCormick and Trooper St. Clair are commended for removing this wanted subject from the highways of Florida and for disrupting his efforts to manufacture and distribute narcotics in Florida.

Pictured above left to right, Sergeant McCormick, Trooper Tucker and Trooper St. Clair. Pictured below, confiscated contraband.

confiscated contraband  more contraband  confiscated methamphetamine lab paraphenalia