Drug dealer out on bond arrested again

Published 5:27 pm Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Santray Davis, 38, who was arrested in February for possession of methamphetamines and cocaine with intent to distribute, was arrested again Friday night for possession of cocaine.

Investigators Mark Esquivel, Chip Nix, Chris Avery and Larry Funderburke were patrolling known drug areas on the north side of Bainbridge. While patrolling, investigators stopped at a vacant residence to speak to two individuals sitting on the front porch. The owner of the property told investigators he had noticed people loitering around the home and wanted it to be checked out. 

As the investigators approached the two men, they smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the subject, who was later identified as Davis. Esquivel asked for consent to search Davis, and Davis consented.

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During the search, Esquivel located a white plastic box in Davis’ left cargo pocket. Esquivel removed the box and found a quantity of cocaine in the box. Nix also located two partially smoked marijuana cigarettes on Davis.

Davis has been in and out prison, Esquivel said. Davis is still out on bond from his arrest in February, and will probably not receive a bond for his latest arrest because of these additional charges.

Esquivel believes Davis is still dealing, but because of the quantity found on him at the time of the arrest they could not charge him with intent to distribute.

“Drugs not only lead to drug arrests and overdose, but also burglaries and criminal activities,” Esquivel said. 

Esquivel said they have been very vigilant in their fight against drugs and will continue to do so in order to protect Bainbridge.