A Florida man standing outside a convenience store was accused of smoking illegal narcotics in front of the establishment.
According to reports, on April 4, a call to the authorities was placed by someone at a 7-Eleven in Orlando. They reported that a man was trespassing on the property, and they said he was behaving in a way that caused them to believe he had been using narcotics. They additionally said he appeared to be smoking something that they assumed was drugs, and that he was also there the previous day.
Deputies from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office went to the location, and when they arrived, they reported that the man was still on the premises.
They went into the store to talk with the person who called, and they reported that they saw the suspect smoking something. According to the arrest affidavit narrative, they assumed it was an illegal substance.
The deputy went outside to speak to the man. Upon inspection of the lit object, they said it was rolled up cigarette paper, and anything that it might have contained was no longer present. They asserted that he was using narcotics.
When asked, the man reportedly said he had been smoking “Molly.” The deputy searched him and allegedly found a plastic bag with something they believed to be cocaine in his pocket.
The 28-year-old suspect was taken into custody and booked into the Orange County Jail. His mugshot shows that he had a white liquid substance dripping down his head and face, but there is currently no information on what it was or how it got there. The man is facing a preliminary felony charge of possession of cocaine, and his bond was set at $1,000.00, and according to the jail records, he is still incarcerated.
If you or someone you love is suspected of a criminal offense, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.