Jermiah Hamilton, who was driving a white Dodge truck in which more than 71 grams of Fentanyl was discovered last December 26, has been booked again on drug-related charges.
A Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office deputy on December 15 observed a white Dodge pickup fail to stop prior to entering the roadway while exiting a gas station. A traffic stop was initiated on Hwy. 87 S near Sand Dollar Plaza.
The driver, who was identified as Jermiah Hamilton, was unable to provide proof of insurance or registration upon request.
Per the arrest report, when asked if he had anything illegal in the vehicle, Hamilton admitted to having meth behind his driver’s seat.
Hamilton was asked to exit the vehicle and was placed into handcuffs, and a probable cause search was conducted, resulting in the location of the following:
- 6 grams of suspected methamphetamine, which field tested presumptive positive for meth;
- Marijuana blunt;
- Used methamphetamine pipe;
- Broken glass methamphetamine pipe;
- Blue cut straw;
- Rolling papers used to ingest marijuana.
He was issued a written warning for the traffic violation and a verbal warning for failure to provide proof of current insurance.
Hamilton was transported to Santa Rosa County Jail for the drug-related charges. According to his booking information, Hamilton resides at 1900 Diplomat Street in Gulf Breeze.
He was charged with:
- two third-degree felony counts of possession controlled substance without a prescription;
- two first-degree misdemeanor count of drug equipment possession; and
- a first-degree misdemeanor count of marijuana possession – less than 20 grams.
Bond was set at $18,000, but he also has a hold from Baldwin County, Alabama.
Hamilton is scheduled for a January 4 arraignment at Santa Rosa County Courthouse before the Honorable Judge Clifton Drake. Assistant State Attorney Hayden Hudson is prosecuting the case.
Court records show Hamilton was arrested on October 20 and charged with a third-degree felony count of distribution of amphetamine and a first-degree misdemeanor count of drug equipment possession. During a December 14 court appearance on those charges he was issued a 1:30 p.m., January 4 court appearance.
Hamilton’s brother, Myrick “Brock,” and Jeremy Dolan, who was charged for the December 26, 2023 Fentanyl bust, are both currently in Santa Rosa County Jail.
Brock Hamilton on November 17 was adjudicated guilty and given 60 days in jail for trespassing and prowling at a home on Hwy. 87 S. He was also adjudicated guilty today and given 120 days, with credit for time served, on a drug equipment possession charge for which he entered a no contest plea. Last November he was shot while trespassing at a Navarre family’s residential property around 2 a.m. Burglary, grand theft and trespassing charges against him in that case were dropped by the First Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s office.
Jeremy Dolan is facing a January 9 docket day appearance for the drug charges related to the December 26, 2023 bust.