Georgia Parolee and Convicted Felon Arrested with Gun and Drugs

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On Monday, December 18, 2023, an FCSO deputy conducted a traffic stop on State Road 11 in Bunnell. Contact was made with the male driver and a female passenger and drug paraphernalia was observed in plain view and the odor of cannabis was emitting from the vehicle.

Both subjects were removed from the vehicle and a probable cause search was conducted. The search discovered methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and a single shot, bolt action, .22 caliber short-barrel rifle in the vehicle. It was determined that the male driver, identified as 22-year-old Nathan Tanner from Georgia, was a convicted felon and on felony parole from Georgia for Burglary.

During Tanner’s arrest, additional narcotics were located in his shirt pocket. Tanner was arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Carrying a Concealed Firearm, Possession of a Short-Barreled Rifle, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Felony Violation of Parole.

Upon arrival to the Sheriff Perry Hall Inmate Detention Facility, a glass pipe was located hidden in his groin area and Tanner was additionally charged with Introduction of Contraband into an Inmate Facility. He is being held on $91,000 bond. The female passenger was released from the scene.

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“Another dirtbag and convicted felon made the mistake of coming into Flagler County,” said Sheriff Rick Staly. “If you are an armed convicted felon and on parole and have poison our deputies will arrest you every time, Welcome to the Green Roof Inn!”

By Flagler County Buzz

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