April 8, 2019
The Bay County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest on April 6, 2019, of a man caught possessing large quantities of meth amphetamine.
Information was developed by deputies in the Field Services division that there was an armed man going to drop off the meth in a parking lot on the East end of Panama City Beach.
Field Services deputies made contact with the man and confirmed that he was armed. They placed him under arrest and confiscated 44 grams of meth amphetamine, some marijuana, and a Ruger 380 hand gun that was found to be stolen out of Tennessee.
Prior convicted felon, James Michael Hankins of Nashville, Tennessee was charged with Trafficking in meth amphetamine, Possession of drug paraphernalia, Possession of marijuana less than 20 grams, Carrying a concealed firearm, and Felon in possession of a firearm.
Prepared by H. Goodson
Informed by Lt. B. Byrd
Approved by Sheriff T. Ford