Daytona Beach man arrested after being found passed out in carport


GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Christopher James Harrison, 38, of Daytona Beach, was arrested early yesterday morning after he was reportedly found passed out in the carport of a home in the 500 block of NW 35th Terrace.

A Gainesville Police Department officer responded to a call about a man passed out in the carport of a home and reportedly found Harrison with various pills scattered around him. After Harrison woke up, he reportedly said he had used heroin after having a fight with his girlfriend and didn’t know where he was. The pills were reportedly identified as Cyclobenzaprine and Diazepam. The officer also reported finding capsules with white residue, a needle, a plastic bag with white residue, two empty plastic bags, a plastic bag with 0.4 grams of a substance that tested positive for cocaine, and another bag containing an unknown white and blue substance.

Post Miranda, Harrison reportedly said he didn’t know what the pills were or what was in the bags; he said the needle and capsules were used for injecting heroin.

A search at the jail reportedly produced two more Cyclobenzaprine pills and two more Diazepam pills in a pocket. Harrison was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and introducing contraband into a detention facility.

Harrison is a designated Career Offender who has 17 felony convictions and was released in March 2022 after serving concurrent four-year and five-year state prison sentences for burglary, grand theft, and attempted robbery charges out of Alachua and Volusia counties. He has three pending felony cases in Volusia County. Judge Susan MIller-Jones set bail at $20,100.

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  • Not sure I agree with the “introduction of contraband into a detention facility.” If he wasn’t arrested and taken to jail the contraband never would have made it in either. Apparently a thorough search of his person failed to identify said illegal items. Maybe the “rookies” GPD is replacing it’s seasoned, unappreciated officers haven’t gained the experience yet?
    They should have handcuffed him, put him in a holding cell until the drugs wore off. Speaking of holding cells…did anyone hear/read about the janitorial person who accidently got locked in a holding cell? Spent 3 days before someone discovered them. That’s top notch security monitoring that building.

    I digress. 3 pending felony cases in Volusia County! Send him there, they tend to fall more on the right side of the gate than Alachua County does.

  • Give me your criminals, your mentally ill, Your huddled drug addicts yearning for free s***, The wretched refuse of your teeming counties. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door of grace marketplace!

  • WTF is he coming all the way from DB to Wokeville for, word on the street, maybe?? And was he sleeping in a car in the carport, or alone on the floor?
    That address is very similar to two other arrests a couple days ago… they look related. GROW A BRAIN you have to chance here 👹🤡🤬

  • Don’t cry little buddy, we all know you don’t want to go back to prison but thats where people like you belong since you can’t be a normal law abiding citizen. Find god, quit sucking the devils di** and sticking dope in your arm.

  • Well he’s got one thing going for him: he’ll get less punishment in Alachua County than he would have in Volusia county on the same charges. Hopefully the pending Volusia cases stick him back in prison.

  • Turn that frown upside down dude. Didn’t the cops tell you that you were in Alachua County? You’ll be back on the streets ASAP. The judges are trying to get you released fast before Volusia County can come get you.

  • 17 felony convictions + 3 pending, and still walking the streets? No wonder the crime rate is rising!

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