A million dollar traffic stop will help Hurricane Michael recovery

Panama City News Herald | 12/14/2018 | Staff
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GCSO deputies reported a traffic stop at about midnight Wednesday on Brian Setterich Road resulted in the recovery of almost half a million dollars in U.S. currency, more than 34,000 oxycodone pills and a variety of cocaine, heroin and marijuana.

WEWAHITCKA — A late night traffic stop ended with Gulf County Sheriff’s Office deputies making a historic drug bust – seizing more than a million dollars in cash and narcotics – that could go toward storm recovery, officials reported.

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Storm Cinque Sims, 29, of Callaway, was arrested in connection with the incident. GCSO deputies reported a traffic stop at about midnight Wednesday on Brian Setterich Road resulted in the recovery of almost half a million dollars in U.S. currency, more than 34,000 oxycodone pills and a variety of cocaine, heroin and marijuana.

The estimated value is more than a million dollars, said Gulf County Sheriff Mike Harrison. He said the bust is historic and could possibly be the largest of its kind in the history of the area.

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“I would venture a guess that this is the largest drug bust in Gulf County history,” Harrison said. “As far as the dollar amount and the street value of the narcotics recovered, this is substantial.”

It happened just before midnight when GCSO deputies were “running radar” along Brian Setterich Road. A motorist in a blue Kia van passed the deputies driving 40 mph in a posted 25 mph zone. In addition to the speed, the van also had a brake light out on the driver’s side, officers reported.

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As the deputies attempted a traffic stop, the van turned north on Highway 71. At one point, the driver veered over into the southbound lane and onto the shoulder. Once on the shoulder, the driver opened the door of the van, jumped from the vehicle and fled into the woods,...
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