The Office of State Attorney Glenn Hess announces that on November 21, 2019, a Bay County jury found Phillip Eugene Dasher guilty as charged of Possession of Methamphetamine.
Evidence presented at trial proved that on May 29, 2019, Panama City Beach Police officers responded to the Campers Inn off Thomas Drive to a suspicious person who was in one of the bathrooms. Police found the defendant asleep in the bathroom stall with 2 bags. A search of those bags led to police finding almost 14 grams of methamphetamine. Dasher has 17 prior felony convictions and is facing up to 5 years in the Florida State Prison. He also has two open burglary cases pending.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant State Attorneys Elizabeth Peskin and Peter Overstreet. Sentencing is scheduled for December 10, 2019, before the Honorable Christopher Patterson.
For additional information, contact Chief Assistant State Attorney Larry Basford.