The Office of State Attorney Glenn Hess announces that on May 25th, 2018, a Bay County jury found Alicia Goodwin guilty as charged of Possession of Marijuana in Excess of 20 grams and Possession of Paraphernalia. The charges arose when Panama City Police Department executed a search warrant on the Defendant’s hotel room on April 15th, 2017. Evidence presented at trial demonstrated that during the search, Sgt. Dustin Patterson found a digital scale sitting in plain view on the Defendant’s bed, and Inv. Curtis Bland found two bags of marijuana hidden in the Defendant’s trash can. The jury heard testimony from FDLE Analyst Jeremiah Bortle, who tested the substance and confirmed that it was 66.88 grams of marijuana. After deliberating for about ten minutes, the jury returned guilty verdicts as to both counts. The case was prosecuted by Assistant State Attorneys Calie Rivera and Nichole Pieper. Judge Overstreet scheduled the Defendant’s sentencing for July 13th, 2018.
For additional information, contact Chief Assistant State Attorney Larry Basford.