Traffic stop leads to fentanyl and meth charges

BAKER, Fla., Sept. 23, 2022—A Crestview man who faced a half dozen charges after fleeing an attempted traffic stop had two more felonies added after deputies served a search warrant on his residence Monday.

William Jeremiah Talbot

William Jeremiah Talbot, 35, was charged with trafficking in fentanyl and trafficking in methamphetamine in addition to fleeing and eluding with lights and siren activated, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, resisting an officer, possession of drug paraphernalia and probation violation on an original charge of grand theft.

An Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputy tried to make a traffic stop on a red Chrysler van with an expired tag near Olene’s Lane and Old River Road in Baker Sept. 19, according to an OCSO news release.

Instead of stopping, the driver ignored the lights and siren and went to a home on Olene’s Lane.

Once there, Talbert, who was a passenger, jumped out of the car from the backseat carrying a small bag, ran inside the home and refused to come out, according to the release.

In his abandoned vehicle, deputies discovered a firearm on the rear floorboard and a used syringe, a scale and a silver capsule with narcotics residue, all in a backpack on the floor of the backseat.

Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office

Talbot eventually came out of the home and was taken into custody.

Deputies obtained a search warrant for the residence and found a small bag with 10 grams suspected to be fentanyl and two plastic bags containing 16 grams of methamphetamine hidden behind a refrigerator.

There was no information about any charges against the unidentified driver of the vehicle who fled after stopping at the residence on Olene’s Lane.

OCSO news release

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