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Welfare check leads to drug trafficking charges for Florida man

(OCSO) Welfare check leads to drug trafficking charges for Florida man
(OCSO) Welfare check leads to drug trafficking charges for Florida man

A call for Okaloosa County Sheriff’s deputies to check on a man asleep in a car at a Mary Esther restaurant ended with the driver facing drug trafficking charges for fentanyl, oxycodone and methamphetamine.

OCSO deputies found 29-year old Stephen Scott Wilson, whose address is unknown, sleeping in his Toyota Camry in the Sonic parking lot around 1:30 a.m. August 12.

Deputies could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle as they approached. Wilson was slow to wake when they knocked loudly on the window.

Deputies said he was also uncooperative and making furtive movements inside the car. Wilson was detained but continued to ignore verbal commands, according to OCSO.

During a probable cause search, deputies discovered approximately 965 grams of meth, 204 grams of heroin, 67 grams of fentanyl, 503 grams of a hydrocodone mixture, a pill press and marijuana.

Wilson was arrested on multiple felony drug trafficking charges. The investigation remains ongoing.