The vehicle was spotted along U.S. Highway 27/441 near Longview Avenue during a traffic stop. When sheriffs got close to the vehicle, they noticed a strong scent of marijuana coming from the vehicle.
The officer searched the vehicle, finding a combined 162 grams of marijuana, a digital scale, and U.S. currency in an envelope.
The driver, Charlie McKenzie, 30, told officers he was selling marijuana to pay for repairs to his vehicle. McKenzie was charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to sell. He was booked at the Lake County Jail and posted a $2000 bond to be released the same day.
Drug Crimes in Florida
Individuals charged with drug crimes in Florida face extremely serious consequences. This nature of crime can carry severe penalties and can have a damaging impact on an individual’s future.
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