Panama City Beach man accused of having sex with minor and giving her drugs

Deputies say Brian Townsend is accused of having a sexual relationship with a teenager earlier this year. (WJHG/WECP)

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A man deputies say had sex with a teenager and provided her drugs has been arrested.

Bay County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Brian Townsend, 41, of Panama City Beach.

They say Townsend has a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old. The victim says Townsend gave her methamphetamine, as many as 17 bowls a day with a gram of meth in each bowl.

The events allegedly happened in March, but Townsend was arrested Friday on a count of sexual assault by someone 24 years old or older on a victim 16 or 17 years old.

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