Expired tags lead to fentanyl trafficking arrests: ECSO report

Escambia County, Florida (WKRGMore) — A man was arrested for fentanyl trafficking early Wednesday morning after he stopped for an expired car tag, according to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Deputy.

Jeremy Edward Byrd, 46, was charged with fentanyl trafficking, possession of methamphetamine, possession of cocaine, possession of a controlled non-prescription substance, and possession of hallucinogens.

Around 4 a.m. on Oct. 26, agents said they saw a white Cadillac Escalade with its tag cut off driving west through Pinestead. When they arrived at the driver’s door, agents said they could smell marijuana from inside the vehicle.

After searching the vehicle, agents said they found the following:

  • A small bag of marijuana on the driver’s side door
  • Clear plastic bag suspected of methamphetamine on driver’s side floorboard
  • A small amount of clear plastic bag suspected of containing cocaine
  • Large bag with suboxone strip under the driver’s seat
  • One black box containing 4.6 grams of fentanyl, cocaine and methamphetamine.

Byrd was arrested and transferred to the Escambia County Jail, where he was booked on $110,000 bail.

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