Authorities have accused a man from Texas of being in possession of approximately 65 pounds of methamphetamine and other drugs during a traffic stop in South Florida last month.
Douglas J. Thompson, a 25-year-old individual, was apprehended on January 31st as per the St. Lucie County online court records. He faces various felony charges including amphetamine traffic or methamphetamine exceeding 14 grams, as well as marijuana possession with the intent to sell, manufacture, or deliver. Additionally, Thompson has been charged with three counts of marijuana possession exceeding 30 grams, all of which are classified as felonies. Finally, he faces a misdemeanor charge for the possession or use of drug equipment.
Thompson, driving a 1968 Ford Galaxie 500, was pulled over at 10:30 p.m. EST in Port St. Lucie. The reason for the stop was a malfunctioning left tail light, as confirmed by Sgt. Dominick Mesiti, spokesperson for the Port St. Lucie Police Department. Additionally, Thompson was also cited for failing to keep his sedan within a single lane, as reported by Treasure Coast Newspapers.
In a recent Facebook post, the police department reported that the officer who pulled over Thompson detected a strong smell of marijuana emanating from the vehicle. After verifying that Thompson did not have a medical marijuana card, the officer proceeded to search the vehicle.
The officer discovered, according to the police department.
- 17 vacuum-sealed bags containing powdered methamphetamine, which weighed 64.05 pounds;
- 47 containers containing THC gummies, which weighed 10.45 pounds;
- 14 individually packaged sheets of THC wax;
- 22 grams of cannabis;
- Metal grinders containing cannabis;
- A smoking glass bong containing cannabis residue.
According to Mesiti, the suspected methamphetamine yielded positive results in a field test kit. The alleged drugs have been sent to the regional crime lab for additional testing.
According to the newspaper, the Port St. Lucie Police Department recovered one of the largest amounts of meth, weighing nearly 65 pounds.
Thompson, according to police, has been arrested and is now in custody at the St. Lucie County Jail. Online court records indicate that his bail has been set at $106,000.
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