CRESTVIEW — A pair of headlights in the dark woods led officers to arrest a person for marijuana possession.
On the night of July 12, an officer with the Crestview Police Department was patrolling a neighborhood when he spotted “headlights in a wooded area.” As the officer drove toward the vehicle, the vehicle drove toward him and passed the patrol car before turning into a cul-de-sac.
When the car drove by, the officer detected an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, according to the arrest report. The officer initiated a traffic stop, for which the vehicle was “slow to respond” but eventually stopped.
When the officer and his K9 asked the driver and passenger to exit the vehicle, the officer noticed a clear plastic bag containing a substance that field tested positive for THC.
The passenger identified himself as the owner of the marijuana and admitted to selling it. $72 was located in the car as well.
The 20-year-old man was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell and possession of drug paraphernalia.