A traffic stop for speeding turned into a classic Florida drug bust when investigators found a variety of narcotics — including some carried inside small pouches labeled “Bag full of drugs,” according to investigators.
It happened Saturday along Interstate 10 in Florida’s Panhandle when a state trooper clocked a Kia sedan on radar going 95 mph in a 70 mph speed zone, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Trooper Marlon Boggan called the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office for backup after a check showed that the car’s driver, Ian Christian Simmons, 34, of Orlando, was wanted in Orange County for violation probation.
On its Facebook page, the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office said while deputies were assisting at the scene “a large amount of narcotics were discovered.”
“Note to self,” the sheriff’s office posted, “Do not traffic your illegal narcotics in bags labeled Bag Full Of Drugs. Our K-9\u2032s can read.”
Investigators found 75 grams of methamphetamine, 1.3 kilograms of the sedative GHB, one gram of cocaine, 3.6 grams of fentanyl and 15 MDMA pills, according to FHP.
Both Simmons and his passenger, Joshua Michael Reinhardt, also 34 and from Windermere, were arrested on drug trafficking and possession charges.
They were being held at the Santa Rosa County Jail without bond, records show.
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