November 6, 2016
DeFuniak Springs – A driver, who was reported to DeFuniak Springs Police for driving recklessly on U.S. Highway 331 South around 7 a.m. Sunday morning, was arrested for drugs after a traffic stop was conducted and has a $1,000,000.00 and could face life in prison if convicted.
Officers responded to the area and observed 38 year old David Allan Anderson of Florala, AL on U.S. 331 S. pull into the parking lot of Wal-Mart in a red Hyundai SUV. The officer was unable to make contact at that time due him needing to assist na citizen in the immediate area. After doing so, officers found Anderson’s vehicle parked in a handicap parking space and further noticed that the vehicle was not displaying a handicap placard.
A short time later, officers observed Anderson leaving WalMart and conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle. A Walton County Sheriff’s Deputy and DeFuniak Springs Officers questioned Anderson about suspicious items in plain view in the vehicle, including a large guitar case.
A consensual search revealed approximately $5,000 in cash, just over 656 grams (approximately one and a half pounds) of crystal methamphetamine prepackaged in baggies, 34 grams of marijuana packaged for distribution and drug paraphernalia.
Anderson was arrested and booked into the Walton County Jail on drug related charges which included Trafficking in Methamphetamine and Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute. Anderson was issued a bond in the amount of $1,000,000.00 and is currently incarcerated.
Anderson’s vehicle and cash will be seized for forfeiture as contraband and will be used to help fight crime in the future.
“I am very proud of my Officers for continuing to keep dangerous drugs out of our community. We will continue to be proactive in keeping our streets safe for our families”, said Chief Mark Weeks.