Valparaiso Police announced the arrest of Tony Eugene Hale of Crestview on September 27th for the possession of Methamphetamine and police responded to a request for assistance from the community.
A Valparaiso Police officer responded to 1245 North Bayshore drive after a complaint was made to police about a man in a white car going in and out of consciousness. An officer came on the scene at about 5:20 in the morning and determined Hale was going in and out of consciousness.
Hale, 60, responded to a request from the officer to see his driver license by telling the officer he didn’t have his ID on him. While Hale continued to look for his ID, the officer noted that Hale attempted to take something out of his left pocket and discreetly drop it on the floorboard of his car. The officer asked him what he dropped and to move his legs apart so he could see it. That’s when the officer saw what looked like a homemade meth pipe.
The officer asked Hale to step out of his car and searched him. During the search, the officer came up with a small round plastic container with a white lid that contained a small amount of methamphetamine.
Hale was arrested for possession of Meth and taken to the Okaloosa County Jail. About an hour and a half later, the Crestview resident was released on a $2,500 bond.