A Florida man is behind bars after investigators served a search warrant and the man began eating and flushing the evidence.
According to the Bay County Sheriff’s Office a Panama City Beach man has been arrested and charged on multiple drug charges, despite the man’s attempt to dispose of the evidence by consuming some and attempting to flush another quantity down the toilet.
Bay County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Division investigators developed information about illegal narcotics activity at 104 Reid Street in Panama City Beach.
A search warrant was obtained and executed on March 31, 2022. As investigators knocked on the door, Steven Michael Haley, age 50, consumed some of the illegal narcotics and flushed a quantity of the cocaine down the toilet.
BCSO narcotics investigators seized 119.3 grams of Fentanyl, 2,133 grams of Cocaine, over $5,000 in US currency, ammunition, and drug paraphernalia.
Haley was arrested and charged with Trafficking in Fentanyl of more than 28 grams, Trafficking in Cocaine, over 200 grams, Tampering with Evidence, Keeping a Public Nuisance Structure, Possession of Ammunition by a Convicted Felon, Failure to Register as a Convicted Felon, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.