EBRO - A Panama City Beach man who was "apparently hallucinating" that he was being chased was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and related charges, a Washington County Sheriff's Office news release states.
According to the release, James Staite, 50, had called the police himself.
"Just before 11 p.m. on April 25, Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call on Long Leaf Road," the release states. "The caller, Staite, claimed an unknown male chased him into the restroom and was now attempting to break in."
After Staite showed deputies a cell phone video of the alleged chase, which did not corroborate his story, a vehicle search was conducted on Staite's car located at the intersection of Environmental Road and Long Leaf Road. K-9 Jet signaled the presence of illegal drugs in the car, the release states.
The search resulted in deputies locating methamphetamine and multiple hypodermic needles. A digital scale was also discovered, which tested positive for methamphetamine.
Staite was arrested and booked into the Washington County Jail on the charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and an outstanding warrant out of Bay County for violation of probation.