The Office of State Attorney Glenn Hess announces that on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, Darius White was found guilty by a Bay County jury of Possession of Marijuana in Excess of 20 Grams and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Evidence presented at trial demonstrated that the Panama City Police Department Street Investigations Unit executed a search warrant on the Defendant’s girlfriend’s house on December 29, 2017, and located approximately 400 grams of marijuana throughout the house, as well as various drug paraphernalia. During the trial, the State presented testimony from Corporal Darby Gay of PCPD, and the jury heard jail calls that were made while the search warrant was being served where the Defendant claimed ownership of the marijuana. Circuit Judge Michael Overstreet scheduled sentencing for June 11, 2018. The case was prosecuted by Assistant State Attorneys Nicole Reed and Peter Overstreet.
For additional information, contact Chief Assistant State Attorney Larry Basford.