On Tuesday May 16, 2017 at approx. 2:21 am officers with the Marianna Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a Chevy pick-up truck for an equipment violation. Upon making contact with the occupants of the vehicle the driver was identified as Michael Cotton and the passenger was identified as Laquista Dixon. Upon speaking with the driver probable cause to search the vehicle was obtained due to the odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. During a probable cause search of the vehicle several marijuana cigarettes were located as well as a quantity of Methamphetamine and a glass pipe used to smoke Methamphetamine. After further investigation both Cotton and Dixon were placed under arrest. While Cotton was being transported to the Jackson County Correctional Facility Cotton used his feet to kick the back window out of the patrol vehicle and escaped through the window. Cotton was shortly after apprehended again and taken to the Jackson County Correctional Facility.
Agency Making Release: Marianna Police Department Date of Release: 08/20/2016 Subject of Release: Drug Arrest
Arrestee: Michael Dontavious James B/M 24 YOA
2920 Harrison Street
Marianna, FL 32448
Charges: Trafficking Alpha PVP (Flakka)
Warrant (Felony Battery)
Warrant (Criminal Mischief)
On August 19th, 2016 at approximately 11:45am, officers with the Marianna Police Department were executing an arrest warrant that the Marianna Police Department obtained for Michael James. James was seen by officers at the Chipola Mart, located off of Lafayette Street. Officers approached James and arrested him on the warrants which were for Felony Battery and Criminal Mischief.
After James was placed under arrest, a search of James’ person was conducted. During the search, officers located a plastic bag which contained a white, rock substance. The substance was found to be Alpha PVP (Flakka). There were a total of 30 grams of Flakka seized from James. Officers also seized a large amount of currency during the arrest.
Due to officers seizing over an ounce of Flakka from James, James was charged with Trafficking Alpha PVP (Flakka). James was transported to the Jackson County Correctional Facility to await his first appearance.