Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest

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A Fort Walton Beach man who ran a stop sign on Thursday evening landed in jail after an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputy found cocaine, cash, and digital scales inside the man’s truck.

A K-9 Officer was trying to pull over 32-year old Erick Lamont Pugh of Burnette Avenue for running a stop sign at the intersection of Poplar Avenue and Lovejoy Road around 7 p.m. Thursday.

Although the deputy was in a marked car with emergency lights flashing and wearing a uniform, he says Pugh got out of his truck at a Mary Esther Cut-off convenience store and walked inside the building, ignoring his commands to stop.

The officer’s narcotics certified K-9 “Kilo”, alerted on Pugh’s car for the presence of drugs. A search of the car turned up a digital scale and cocaine in the driver’s seat. Pugh was also carrying more than $3,500 in cash.

Pugh was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and resisting arrest without violence.

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