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Flomaton man arrested for drugs after traffic stop

A Flomaton man was arrested on drug-related charges Monday, after sheriff’s deputies interviewed him during a traffic stop.

Jerry Mark White

Jerry Mark White

According to information released by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, Jerry Mark White, 45, of Ponderosa Lane in Flomaton, was arrested on the charge of unlawful possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was transported to the Escambia County Detention Center and was awaiting bond setting as of Tuesday afternoon.

According to an ECSO press release, the ECSO received a call of a person possibly attempting to commit suicide on Monday. During the course of the investigation, deputies conducted a traffic stop on Highway 113 to talk to White, who was believed to have knowledge of the whereabouts of the person who was possibly attempting to commit suicide.

While deputies questioned White, he reportedly began to act nervous. He was asked to step out of the vehicle, and granted consent to search it. Deputies then located two clear pipes with a white powdery substance that field tested positive for crystal methamphetamine.

White was immediately placed under arrest.