The Panama City Police Department announces the arrest of Corey D. Wakefield, 25 years of age. Wakefield was arrested at approximately 4:00 p.m., on July 10, 2012, for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The Panama City Police Department's Special Operations Unit conducted a traffic stop on a 2011 Dodge Charger for traffic violations near 17th and M.L.K. Wakefield was identified as the driver and Investigators could smell a strong odor of marijuana as they approached the vehicle. During a subsequent search of the vehicle investigators located approximately a ½ pound of marijuana, scales and plastic bags for weighing and packaging the marijuana. Investigators also located approximately $4,700.00 in cash.
Wakefield was arrested and booked into the Bay County Jail for the charges. The cash was seized under the Florida Contraband Forfeiture Act. The vehicle was identified as a rental vehicle and was towed from the scene at the request of the rental company.
If you have any information in reference to this incident please contact Investigator Patterson at the Panama City Police Department, 850-872-3112 or you can report your tips anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 850-785-TIPS.
Information provided by the Panama City Police Department