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Nokomis man arrested on drug charges


Escambia County Sheriff’s Office deputies, patrolling in the Nokomis area Monday night (August 7) due to numerous “suspicious vehicle” complaints, arrested a Nokomis man on felony drug charges.

ECSO Chief Deputy Mike Lambert reported Tuesday that, as a result of the concentrated patrol, deputies made contact with John Duane Flowers Jr., 31, of a James Road address.

While questioning Flowers, the lawmen found him to be in possession of a small plastic bag that contained a “clear, crystalline substance that field-tested positive for crystal methamphetamine.”

They later also discovered items that Lambert said “were consistent with drug paraphernalia” and “commonly used to ingest or consume controlled substances.”

The Nokomis man, who is charged with one count each of unlawful possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, remained in the Escambia County Detention Center early Tuesday afternoon as he awaited a bond hearing.

Lambert praised the work of Deputy Sam Weeks and Deputy Brandon Barlow, who teamed up to make the arrest.

“I want to give them credit for doing a good job, using vigilance and being observant in investigating the complaints from that area,” he said.