|Felony drug arrest made following traffic stop|
On Feb. 8, two Tallahassee teenagers were stopped by Deputy Alan Middlebrooks. Deputy Middlebrooks conducted a traffic stop due to a non-functioning tail light on a trailer on Coastal Highway 98 near St. Marks. The deputy detected a strong odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle.
Dillon Thomas Simpson, 19, of Tallahassee admitted to having marijuana inside the vehicle. The deputy recovered a large bag of marijuana and a partially burnt cigarette along with drug paraphernalia, a second bag of marijuana and 13 marijuana cookies. Simpson was charged with possession of marijuana more than 20 grams and possession of marijuana with intent to sell. He was also issued a written warning for the non-functioning tail light.
A passenger in the vehicle, Christopher William Bousquet, 18, of Tallahassee was issued a notice to appear in court for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. Simpson’s marijuana weighed 30.6 grams and the marijuana cookies weighed 236 grams. Bousquet’s marijuana weighed one gram. The vehicle and trailer being pulled by Simpson was seized by the sheriff’s office.