A West Volusia woman is facing drug charges after trying to bring marijuana into the patrol car of a sergeant who offered her a ride, according to a sheriff’s report.
The sergeant responded about 10:40 p.m. Wednesday to a home near Orange City for a possible domestic dispute and met with Michelle Sanford “who was extremely intoxicated,” the report states. The sergeant determined Sanford had not been struck by her boyfriend, but asked if Sanford had somewhere else she could stay and offered to take her there.
Sanford, 36, brought clothes and an open beer, which the sergeant advised she could not bring, according to the report.
“Why don’t you take your weed with you,” Sanford’s boyfriend, Thomas Laudenslager, 46, said, according to the report.
Sanford said she would and asked the sergeant if she could take her weed and smoke a joint at her father’s house, according to the report.
Laudenslager then asked Sanford why she would actually say something that could get her sent to jail, according to the report.
“It’s just weed and he might be cool with it,” Sanford said, according to the report.
Sanford, after showing the marijuana to the sergeant, was arrested and charged with possession of paraphernalia and a misdemeanor drug offense, records show.