Flomaton man caught with crystal meth

Published 9:04 am Wednesday, February 13, 2013

A tip received by agents with the 21st Judicial Drug Task Force last week led to the arrest of a Flomaton man who was allegedly selling methamphetamine near his residence.



According to information from the Escambia County Sheriff’s Department, agents made contact with Troy Boutwell, 44, at his home at 6800 Upper Creek Road Thursday, where he was found to be in possession of approximately two grams of crystal methamphetamine. As agents interviewed Boutwell, he admitted to manufacturing the controlled substance at his home and gave officers written consent to search the premises.

According to the released information, while searching the residence, agents found approximately three additional grams of crystal meth, as well as chemicals used in the production and manufacturing of the controlled substance.

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Boutwell was taken into custody and charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, unlawful distribution of a controlled substance and unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance in the first degree.

Also arrested at the scene was Heather Powell, who was transported to Conecuh County for a failure to appear warrant.

Boutwell remains in custody in the Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton on $100,000 bail.