The Bizarre World of Florida

This guy got himself arrested with pot on his face after false 911 call September 12, 2014

Filed under: Bad Luck,Bizzarre,Drugs,Dumb,Florida Nut,Stupid,WTF? — floridaduh @ 1:28 pm

Volusia County deputies tried to pull over a driver for more than 2 miles when dispatchers got a surprising phone call from that driver.

sfl-flduh-driver-pot-face-20140911-001Deputies have charged 26-year-old Benjamin Nutter with making a false call to 911, possession of marijuana, and fleeing and eluding early Tuesday morning.

“My hands are on the wheel, sir, I have not done anything wrong,” Nutter said to a 911 dispatcher as he was being stopped by deputies.

Deputies said he was driving with no tag light and after trying to initiate a traffic stop, he went into a shopping plaza near South Ridgewood Avenue. As he drove slowly in the parking lot, deputies said he stopped several times, reaching for a cup in his car and dumping something out.

Nutter then left the shopping plaza and continued driving. When deputies were able to stop him, they said marijuana was all over his face and his car as he tried to get rid of evidence.

He has since bonded out of the Volusia County Jail.


For a softer, more gentle approach to drug trafficking, use Snuggle to smuggle September 5, 2014

Filed under: Amazing,Bizzarre,Controversy,Dangerous Nut,Drugs,Fraud,Stupid,WTF? — floridaduh @ 12:59 pm

Local drug agents recovered condoms filled with cocaine from a bottle of Snuggle fabric softener Tuesday and charged a 34-year-old man with trafficking the drug.

sfl-flduh-drug-snuggle-smuggle-20140904-001According to agents with the Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team, they stopped a 2006 Chrysler sport utility vehicle driven by Ramon Lemus-Ortiz at Northwest 110th Avenue and Northwest 12th Place for a traffic violation.

Authorities said Ortiz appeared nervous and gave them permission to search the SUV. Officers found a black bag that contained toiletries, such as soap and toothpaste, as well as a bottle of Snuggle fabric softener.

Inside the bottle were two condoms, one of which contained 71 baggies of cocaine; the second contained 57 baggies of the drug. The cocaine, in total, weighed 73 grams, according to reports.

Ortiz told agents that a man had paid him $200 to deliver the drugs to someone at a location off County Road 326. He was arrested and charged with trafficking cocaine and was taken to the Marion County Jail. He was booked at 8:13 p.m. Tuesday and was released at 1:58 a.m. Wednesday on $20,000 bond.

The SUV was registered to Ortiz’s wife and the vehicle was released to her, officials said.

Ortiz was born in Mexico. His listed address is in Walla-Walla, Washington.

UntitledHe told a Star-Banner reporter that he shows horses for a living and is expected to be in Keeneland, Kentucky, to show horses in a couple of days. He said he did not know what was in the bag, which had been given to him by someone he sees often during local horse sales.

Court records show that Ortiz was arrested for possession of cocaine in November 2010. In late January 2011, the charge was dropped on the grounds that he had been deported.

The same documents indicate that Ortiz’ wife sent a letter to a judge in mid-January 2011 stating that her husband had been released from the jail to U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement officials and was deported to Mexico. She added that a judge had asked for proof of deportation and for her to bring it to her husband’s next court date. She said she had requested the forms but was told it could take up to three weeks to receive them.

In the letter she noted, “I am working on getting him legal to come back to the USA but that also may take months, even years.” She requested more time to get the proof as requested by the judge.

It was not immediately clear when Ortiz returned to the United States.


Talk about a dopey 911 call… Somebody swiped my pot! September 4, 2014

Filed under: Amazing,Bizzarre,Drugs,Dumb,Florida Nut,Funny,Really Dumb,Stupid,WTF? — floridaduh @ 1:05 pm

Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office were called for helping a robbery victim which is fairly routine in the theft of property and cash.  The person who called told the deputy she was supposed to sell 10 grams of pot to a childhood friend she said found her on Facebook.

sfl-flduh-911-swiped-pot-20140903-001A drug dealer contacted the Sheriff’s Office after she says she was robbed of her 10 grams of pot and $840 in cash. The person she says is responsible, 17 year old Antonio Kleiss was arrested while she walked away.

“He’s made mistakes as I said we all have but like I said this whole thing is ludicrous,” says his grandmother Mary.

Mary Kleiss still can’t believe her seventeen year old grandson is in jail after a reported robbery Monday night. Antonio Kleiss was charged with felony grand theft of a controlled substance and felony robbery.

Witnesses describe what they saw.

“I felt like it was a drug deal that went wrong, you know you’ re meeting someone in the parking lot, neither one of them live here and you got robbed,” explains Sunrise Gardens, Sasha Johnston.

In a 911 call to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office Mariah Massad said Kleiss dragged her across the pavement to get to her bag and its valuable contents.

From the 911 call:

(Operator) “What was in it(book bag)?”

(Victim) “It had all my money and a little bit of weed to be honest, we were gonna smoke but not that much.”

According to arrest reports deputies found scrapes on Massad that went along with her story. The report also shows that Massad agreed to meet up with Antonio through Facebook to sell him 10 grams of marijuana.

Deputies say her account and injuries were enough probable cause to take him in.

His grandmother disagrees.

“I didn’t understand where are the drugs where is the evidence where is the 800 dollars cash it doesn’t make any sense to me and it still doesn’t make any sense,” says Mary Kleiss.

We reached out to deputies and confirmed they have limited physical evidence linking Kleiss to anything stolen from Massad.

“No bag no backpack no drugs no money nothing,” points out Mary.

She adds, “a drug dealer can just call the police and tell them I was robbed go get Antonio, go get Chris, go get Mary Kleiss. It doesn’t make any sense.”

Neighbors say both should have been arrested.

Something did make sense for witness and neighbor, Sasha Johnston, if you go looking for trouble you might find it.

“It sucks for her to get robbed but if you’re dealing in an illegal activity it kind a comes with the territory and for her to get off scot-free I don’t think that’s right, I think they should both go to jail for the illegal activity,” says Johnston.

The investigation is still listed as open.

Massad has not been charged with anything and Kleiss is still in custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice.


Kids have imaginary friends — and meth-heads must have imaginary enemies September 1, 2014

On 8-24-14 at approximately 0345 hrs. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from a newspaper delivery person on Little Dothan Rd. in the northeast portion of Jackson County.

The caller reported three persons yelling for help from the second floor of a residence. The individuals stated that they had been shot at and held hostage for several hours. When the officers arrived the subjects initially refused to come outside because they feared the attackers might still be in the bottom floor of the house.


Once contact was made, the two men and one woman reported that they had been attacked by several persons but could not provide any descriptions. The female reported that she had been stabbed and the knife broken off in her abdomen. Further investigation revealed that she only had a superficial scratch to her abdomen. Furthermore, all of the injuries received by the individuals were self-inflicted while attempting to fight off the attackers.

The investigation revealed that there was never anyone at the home beside the three individuals and no one was attempting to cause them harm.

The remnants of a “Shake and Bake” meth lab was found in the residence along with several ingredients and items used to manufacture methamphetamines. Also discovered was a small amount of finished methamphetamine product along with straws and pipes used to ingest, inhale, or smoke illegal narcotics.

It appears in their altered mental state, the subjects were hallucinating and believed that they were being attacked. The three armed themselves with a 12-gauge shotgun and a .22 rifle. Approximately 40 rounds of 12-gauge and an unknown number of .22 rounds were fired from inside the residence.

Numerous windows were shot out and holes were shot in the walls. They completely removed a large rear window from the house on the second floor and threw the bathroom sink at the imaginary attackers. Chunks of sheetrock, wood, firearm parts, and anything they could tear out of the residence was thrown outside including the toilet, which was ripped from the floor. In total, more than $10,000 damage was done to the residence.

All three of the subjects were lodged in the Jackson County Correctional Facility to await first appearance.

Matthew Tyler McDaniel, 30; Damian Joseph Hines, 21; and Madison Star Douglas, 18 were all charged with Possession of Methamphetamines, Attempt to Manufacture Methamphetamines, Felony Criminal Mischief and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.


Pot muffin caper not exactly half-baked August 25, 2014

Filed under: Controversy,Drugs,Interesting,Unusual,WTF? — floridaduh @ 1:01 pm


Port St. Lucie police know the muffin man,

The muffin man, the muffin man,

Port St. Lucie police know the muffin man,

Nia_Marie_HuddlestonWho actually is a marijuana muffin woman who lives not on Drury Lane but on Southeast Green Acres Circle in Port St. Lucie.

Port St. Lucie police on Aug. 8 arrested the accused marijuana muffin woman, 28-year-old Nia Huddleston, along with roommate Petair Meristil, 30, after finding a dozen marijuana muffins, a dozen uncooked pot muffins and some marijuana batter at their listed address in the 1600 block of Southeast Green Acres Circle, according to recently released affidavits.Who actually is a marijuana muffin woman who lives not on Drury Lane but on Southeast Green Acres Circle in Port St. Lucie.
The baked and unbaked marijuana muffins and the pot batter turned up in the kitchen.Police executed a search warrant at their home after getting a narcotics complaint. They turned up pot and pot smoking devices, and found a marijuana plant growing in a bedroom.

Petair_Meristil (1)“Nia confirmed that the muffins were cannabis muffins that she had just recently made and was going to cook,” an affidavit states.

Photos provided by police suggest they were full muffins, as opposed to muffin tops.

A marijuana muffin recipe was not included in the affidavits.

Muffins are not the only food that’s been mated with marijuana. Brownies with marijuana in the recipe have a storied history in pop culture, stretching at least to the 1950s with “The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book,” and its “Haschich Fudge” recipe.The term “muffin” features prominently in the traditional nursery rhyme, “The Muffin Man,” upon which the top of this story is based, as well as the song, “Muffin Man,” from the 1975 album “Bongo Fury,” featuring Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart.

Meanwhile, Meristil said he was growing the pot plant in his closet, saying he smokes spliff for a “condition” he has.

Huddleston and Meristil each were arrested on drug-related charges.


Boy, 7, drops the dime on mom for cooking … meth August 20, 2014

A 26-year-old mother from Volusia County has been arrested after police said her 7-year-old son turned her in for cooking and using methamphetamine.

According to Edgewater police, the boy told his uncle — as well as investigators — that “There’s really bad stuff in my mom’s car.”

Briana Buchanan and her son had been living with her boyfriend’s brother, Peter — who considers the 7-year-old his nephew — for some time at his Edgewater home.

For several days, the boy had told Peter that his mom was cooking “something bad.”

Then, on Friday, Peter said the boy built up enough courage to show him just how bad it was.

“He came up to me, and he said, ‘There’s really bad stuff in mom’s car that I want to show you,'” said Peter, who asked that his last name not be published.

The 7-year-old brought his uncle to his mother’s car and opened up the trunk, himself. Inside was drug paraphernalia, sitting right next to some of the boy’s toys.

Shocked, Peter closed the trunk, took the boy inside and called 911.

“Her son, who’s 7, just told me she keeps bad stuff in her car, and he opened up the trunk, and she has a meth lab in her trunk,” Peter told a 911 dispatcher.

The 911 operator told Peter to get away from the car, because of the volatility of materials used to cook meth.

When police arrived, they found dozens of items inside the trunk used to cook and use meth.

What’s worse, the boy also described to Peter just how his mom allegedly manufactured meth.

“He said when they would get all this stuff together, they would put it all in a soda bottle, and they would shake the soda bottle and take the top off to, I guess, vent it out,” Peter said.

Police charged Buchanan with child neglect, possession of chemicals, meth and paraphernalia, and manufacturing and delivery of meth.

After Buchanan’s arrest, her son was taken in by his grandmother, away from a world Peter says no boy his age should have to see.

“I can already tell you, just looking at his face, he is relieved to be out of the situation,” Peter said.

The boy’s grandmother planned to enroll him in school this week.

Edgewater police said they were investigating to see if Briana Buchanan could be charged with trafficking meth, which has a harsher punishment.


‘Zombies’ suspected of drug use a problem in shopping plaza August 13, 2014

Filed under: Controversy,Drugs,Dumb,Funny,Interesting,Silly,Unusual,WTF? — floridaduh @ 1:44 pm

Business owners in a busy corridor of Melbourne are complaining about “zombies.”

1407933459195Not the movie variety, but vagrants and panhandlers suspected of being under the influence and causing problems.

“We call them ‘walkers’,” said Melina Champion, who works nearby.

“They look like they are on drugs, like they’re zombies, just walking around asking people for money,” said Brittany Ganswith, who works with Champion.

The co-workers have heard and seen first hand what so-called “zombies” are doing in their business parking lot near Wickham and Sarno Roads. They say it’s scaring customers when they step outside.

“It makes us uncomfortable as well. Just to even go outside on our breaks and stuff,” added Champion.

The problem has been happening for about a month or so, dozens of calls about loiterers and aggressive panhandlers.

“The people that loiter, sitting on sidewalks, sitting on their benches, in their parking lots,” said Commander Vincent Price of the Melbourne Police Department. “Some have even called them zombies.”

One of the many complaints talks about four to six people loitering in the Twin Oaks Plaza, calling it an ongoing issue with “zombies,” acting lethargic and possibly on drugs.

“I open the door and they are smoking K-2 right at our backdoor,” said Sam Adams. He owns a smoke shop, but doesn’t sell K-2, a legal synthetic cannabis also known as “Spice.”

In the past month he’s called police at least 14 times for trespassing and had customers tell him they are being harassed and not coming back.

“It’s not a good feeling, but I’m trying to run a business here,” he said.

Some can be arrested for trespassing or loitering. If they are panhandling aggressively, a new ordinance passed in Melbourne last month allowed police to arrest them for that as well. But all of these charges are minor.

Monday night Melbourne Police arrested 31-year-old Dustin Jolly during a foot patrol. They said he was aggressively asking nearby Wal Mart customers for money. They found a needle filled with heroin and K-2. He was taken to jail.

Police continue patrols of the area, and encourage local business owners to keep calling if they see anything suspicious.



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