At approximately 4:00 PM on September 22, a man without permanent housing was allegedly walking around with 11 small baggies of marijuana and 2 baggies that were holding what was assumed to be cocaine. He was allegedly selling the substances on the street of Largo, Florida, and someone stole $10 from him.
After the incident occurred, the man notified the authorities to report the theft and reportedly added that he was selling marijuana at the time it occurred. The Largo Police Department sent officers to the location to investigate the situation.
According to the arrest affidavit, when they arrived, the police reportedly discovered that the man was holding several bags containing a grass-like material assumed to be marijuana in his hand as he walked up to them. They reported that a field test revealed a positive result for cannabis sativa. The total weight of the substance was reported as being just over 40 grams.
It was reported that when the man was placed under arrest, the police searched him before putting him in the car. When an officer opened the man’s wallet, they allegedly found two baggies holding a white powdery substance that showed positive results for cocaine when field tested. The total weight was reported as being 16.74 grams.
The man was transported to the Pinellas County Jail and booked into the facility. He is facing preliminary charges of possession of marijuana with intent to sell, and possession of a controlled substance, both felonies. After spending three days incarcerated, he was released from custody after posting a $250 surety bond.
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