Two Hurt in Car Crash, Drugs Found


PANAMA CITY BEACH - Panama City Police are still investigating a traffic crash that sent two people to the hospital and uncovered some criminal activity.

It happened about 9:30 Wednesday morning near the intersection of Beach Drive and Florida Avenue, in front of the Buccaneer Beach Motel.

Officers say a pick-up truck heading into Downtown Panama City crossed over the center line and hit a westbound SUV head-on.

While preparing the SUV for towing, officers say they found two guns, drug paraphernalia and some white powder in the glove compartment.

Sergeant Jon Morris of the Panama City Police Department said, "In one of the vehicles, there was what we believe may be drugs in the vehicle. It is being sent of to FDLE for further testing. We do anticipate that charges are possibly going to be filed in this case. We will be awaiting some results of some lab work that is going to be sent off. We do believe that either alcohol or drugs was possibly a factor in this crash."

The pick-up driver had head injuries.

Paramedics took both drivers to Bay Medical Center, where doctors initially said they were suffering from life-threatening injuries.

They are now upgraded the conditions to stable.


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