HOLMES COUNTY, Fla. (WDHN) — Law enforcement agencies in the Florida Panhandle are looking for a convicted felon on the run.
According to the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office, a man drove a motorcycle recklessly while heading into Holmes County before heading east on Highway 90, prompting a deputy to respond.
During his escape, the cyclist — Michael Beck, 24, of DeFuniak Springs — tossed a backpack filled with approximately two plastic bags that collectively held 43.8 grams of methamphetamine, additional plastic bags used for packaging, a loaded .22 caliber revolver, several additional rounds of ammunition, a small bag of marijuana, and a digital scale.”
A Walton County investigator met up with the deputy and identified Beck as the driver from a Florida ID card.
Beck reportedly has a warrant out of Walton County while on probation. He has been charged with trafficking methamphetamine, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of marijuana less than 20 grams, and possession of drug paraphernalia.