Ex-FSU Cantonment football player facing gun charge after traffic stop : NorthEscambia.com
A former Cantonment Florida State football player is facing multiple drug and firearms charges after a traffic stop.
Delvin Devante Purifoy, 28, was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to sell, possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of opioids (oxycontin ) with intent to sell, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a weapon in the commission of a second degree felony. All charges are felonies except for the drug paraphernalia count.
The Pensacola Police Department arrested Purifoy on Pace Boulevard for a window tint violation and a recently expired tag. He told police he had just left the Black Diamond bottle club on Highway 29 in Cantonment.
An officer observed a “medium-sized bag” of marijuana prominently located in the center console of the Kia Optima, leading to a probable cause vehicle search, according to a PPD report.
According to a report from the Pensacola Police Department, officers located items that included:
- a bag of marijuana under two of Purifoy’s phones
- two oxycodone pills in addition to Purifoy’s social security card and several bank cards
- a “Girl Power” backpack containing several bags and several boxes of sandwich bags containing marijuana residue
- a bag with 29 grams of methamphetamine
- a bag with 18 grams of marijuana
- 10 grams of crack
- a semi-automatic pistol in a red and black FSU #45 backpack
- several clear bags with residue throughout the vehicle
- a clear back “with a small but usable amount” of methamphetamine
- a one pound vacuum sealed bag with marijuana residue
- a glass jar with marijuana residue
- $780 in $20 bills
Purifoy told police he played for Florida State University during the 2014-2018 seasons and that 45 was his jersey number.
He was released from the Escambia County Jail on $76,000 bond.