Panama City man arrested on drug charges

Jahwar Anwar Harris

Jahwar Anwar Harris

Published: Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 09:26 AM.

A Panama City man was arrested last week by deputies from the Gulf County Sheriff’s Office on drug charges.

Jahwar Anwar Harris, 38, was arrested last Wednesday on local drug charges and on a Bay County warrant for violation of probation, with the original charges of cocaine possession and possession of meth.

Investigator Greg Skipper came in contact with Harris in the 200 block of Osceola Avenue in Wewahitchka. Harris fled on foot after he dropped a glass pipe on the ground and was observed attempting to hide a small black plastic baggie.

Deputy B. Smith assisted in the search for Harris and located him in an abandoned shed approximately 100 yards away through a wooded area. Investigator Skipper determined the plastic baggie Harris attempted to hide contained approximately 13 grams of methamphetamine.

Harris was arrested and charged with Possession of Methamphetamine with the Intent to Distribute, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Resisting a Law Enforcement Officer. Harris was transported to the Gulf County Detention Facility where he was later first appeared by Judge McFarland and given a $67,000 bond. Harris is held without bond for the Bay County Sheriff’s Office.

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