Crestview Police bust interrupts tryst

CRESTVIEW, Fla., March 1, 2018–A resident call about a suspicious vehicle not only resulted in the arrest of the man in the driver’s seat on multiple drug charges but also put a damper on a romantic interlude just about to start.

Crestview Police responded to a Wednesday evening call about a suspicious vehicle parked on Majestic Prince Court, a residential cul-de-sac east of Walmart and north of Interstate 10.


Malik Dewayne Monroe

Around 9:20 p.m., the responding officer discovered Fort Walton Beach resident Malik Dewayne Monroe, 18, in the driver’s seat of a blue two-door Honda, with a female passenger accompanying him.

“The defendant was pulling his pants up,” the officer stated in Monroe’s arrest report.

The odor of burnt marijuana emanating from the car provided probable cause to search the vehicle, which yielded a small bag containing what field-tested positive for cocaine, two digital scales, two medium-sized bags of what field-tested positive for marijuana and a large bag containing several medium-sized bags of what also field-tested positive for marijuana. Monroe also had $318 in cash on him.

Monroe-arrestA total of more than 13 ounces of marijuana was discovered. The suspected cocaine weighed less than a gram.

Monroe was arrested on charges of unlawful possession or sale of a controlled substance with intent to sell, unlawful possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession or use of drug paraphernalia.

The female was not arrested.

Crestview Police Department release

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