A two-week investigation by the Panama City Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit resulted in the confiscation of enough lethal doses of fentanyl to kill every single resident of the City of Panama City.
Investigators with the SCU started observing a residence in the 3100 block of W. 21st Court after receiving tips that the sale of drugs was taking place in the residence.
During their investigation, SCU investigators saw several individuals leaving the residence and after initiating traffic stops, found them in possession of fentanyl. Investigators obtained a search warrant for the residence and upon execution, located a loaded firearm with the serial number removed as well as digital scales, cocaine, and a total of 43.6 grams of fentanyl. The trafficking amount of the fentanyl equals more than 43,000 lethal doses of the drug.
Walter Jim Robinson Jr., 32, was charged with trafficking in fentanyl, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, altering the identification on a weapon and possession and or use of narcotic equipment.
Also arrested following the search warrant were Brandon Lamar Ware, 32, charged with possession of fentanyl and possession and or use of narcotic equipment and Michael Colby Andrews, 61, charged with possession and or use of narcotic equipment. All were booked into the Bay County Jail and the investigation is ongoing.
Panama City Police are asking for anyone with information in this case to call 850-872-3100, or report tips anonymously via the “Panama City PD” Tip411 app.