Walnut Hill man charged

A Walnut man who had an active warrant now faces a felony drug count for meth when officers discovered the suspect passed out in his vehicle last Thursday.

Jerry Anthony Wood, 47, 8001 Jakes Road, was passed out and hanging out of his car on the side of Highway 97 last Thursday when a sheriff's deputy responded to a possible man down, according to an Escambia County (Ala.) Sheriff's Office report.

A warrants check was conducted and found Wood to have an active warrant for failure to appear on a misdemeanor offense, the report said.

Wood was placed in handcuffs and a search of his left front po...