Navarre man arrested for meth trafficking

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Navarre man for approximately 59 grams of methamphetamine Aug. 8 in a traffic stop on Highway 87.

Marcus David Singleterry

According to the arrest report, deputies stopped a truck after the driver allegedly ran the stop sign at the intersection of 87 and Bay River Road. Marcus David Singleterry, 34, was seated in the passenger side of the vehicle.

Deputies determined there was an active warrant for Singleterry’s arrest and placed him in handcuffs.

K-9 Ode was brought in to sniff around the vehicle and alerted to the presence of the odor of narcotics.

A search of the vehicle revealed a brown briefcase and plastic container, tied together with string on the floorboard where Singleterry’s feet had been.

In the plastic container deputies found approximately 59 grams of methamphetamine and 4.2 grams of heroin. It also contained baggies and a digital scale. The briefcase contained a large amount of jewelry.

Singleterry told deputies that the jewelry belonged to him and was not stolen to his knowledge. He denied having any drugs in the vehicle.

He is charged with felony methamphetamine trafficking, felony heroin possession and a probation violation. Singleterry remained in Santa Rosa County Jail without bond as of Aug. 8.

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