Pensacola males arrested in $40,000 drug bust that included 3,300 tabs of LSD


A routine site visitors cease Monday resulted in a big and strange drug bust for the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Workplace.

Two younger males from Pensacola had been caught transporting 3,300 tabs of LSD, 10.5 grams of MDMA or ecstasy, 26 grams of marijuana and 94 THC vaporizer cartridges, Sheriff Bob Johnson introduced at a Tuesday press convention.

“The factor that makes this actually totally different — we don’t see quite a lot of this — there are over 3,300 hits of LSD, which is quite a bit,” he mentioned.

Deputies routinely encounter ecstasy and marijuana, however the sheriff mentioned, “the LSD, particularly that quantity, is unbelievable.”

Investigators estimated the full worth of the medicine at round $40,000.

Tomas Mateo Martinez, 18, and Nathaniel Drew Allemang, 20, had been every charged with possession of artificial narcotics, possession of drug gear and two counts of drug trafficking in connection to the drug bust.

Martinez was additionally charged with promoting marijuana, and Allemang faces costs for possession of marijuana.

They had been each booked into the Santa Rosa County Jail at 6:48 p.m. Monday with $110,500 bonds. County data point out that as of Tuesday, they each remained in custody. 

In line with Johnson, a deputy pulled over a automobile for following too intently at round 6 p.m. Monday in 3700 block of Gulf Breeze Parkway.

Allemang and Martinez had been contained in the automotive, and one of many younger males allegedly refused to let deputies search the automobile and locked it. A Okay-9 officer was referred to as to additional help the site visitors cease.

“That is form of humorous. I form of like this half,” Johnson mentioned. “We had a roadside lawyer on scene who mentioned, ‘You’re not looking out my automobile and I plead the fifth’ and he locked the automotive.”

“Sadly for him, Zeus, one among our Okay-9s, went across the automobile, and alerted on it,” Johnson mentioned. “So he actually didn’t have a selection.”

Together with the medicine, deputies seized a vacuum sealer, two backpacks, 4 cellphones and rubber banded wads of money valued at $8,250.

Colin Warren-Hicks will be reached at [email protected] or 850-435-8680.


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