Cops arrest 14-time felon

Posted on August 6, 2019 by Romi White

Santa Rosa County Sheriff Bob Johnson during a press conference today announced a major narcotic arrest by the agency’s Criminal Interdiction Team.

The team yesterday made a traffic stop on a black Chevy on Avalon Boulevard for illegal window tint and failure to maintain a lane.

33-year-old Travis Montes, of Pensacola, was booked yesterday into Santa Rosa County Jail. He’s being held under a $233,500

  • a first-degree felony charge of amphetamine trafficking 
  • a first-degree felony charge of phenethymaline trafficking
  • a second-degree felony charge of possession of a weapon by a convicted Florida felony
  • a third-degree felony charge of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription
  • a first-degree misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana less than 20 grams

Johnson said a loaded .357 magnum was found in the vehicle.

“He’s a 14-time convicted felon,” Johnson, said, noting Montes was released from prison 10 months ago, calling him a “bad guy” that needed to be off the street. “He’s going back to prison.”

Johnson during the press conference held up a copy of Montes’ rap sheet, which was 43 pages long.