Weed, weed and more weed

Sarah Ricevuto

The following information is according to reports from the UNF Police Department.

marijuanaNothing illegal in here, officer

An officer conducted a traffic stop on Alumni Drive on Sept. 1. The officer noticed an 18-pack of beer in the back of the vehicle. The driver, 18, said his “friends” left the beer in the car. The officer asked if he could search the car. The driver consented and told the officer he would not find anything illegal. The officer found a small bag with .7 grams of marijuana in the front passenger door pocket. The driver admitted the marijuana was his. He told the officer that he and a friend split the bag. The officer made the driver pour out the beer and throw it away before issuing a Notice to Appear for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana.

Golf cart mishap

A UNF employee driving a golf cart hit a vehicle while trying to cut between a tree and the vehicle. A UNFPD officer responded to the accident on Aug. 28. The right rear bumper of the vehicle was scraped. The driver of the vehicle was unharmed. The amount of damage to the vehicle is estimated to be about $2,000.

burglaryBlower backpack gone for the summer

A UNF employee reported the theft of a blower backpack on Aug. 29. The employee told UNFPD that the theft occurred sometime between Dec. 15, 2013 and July 28, 2014. The last time anyone remembers seeing the backpack was when the unit was serviced in December.

According to the UNFPD report, the investigation has been suspended because of the amount of time that has passed and lack of suspect information.

marijuanaA tale of self-incrimination

An officer seized 23.4 grams of marijuana from an Osprey Landing dorm on Sept. 2 while following up on an anonymous tip. The suspect gave the officer verbal consent to search the room. When the officer entered, the suspect handed over a glass jar containing marijuana and a glass bong. When asked if there was any more marijuana in the room, the suspect said, “Yes, it is in the safe.” The suspect opened the safe and handed the officer a small and large bag of marijuana, two scales and $919 in cash. The officer asked the suspect how he earned the money and the suspect said not all the money was from work earnings. The cooperative suspect was then placed under arrest for marijuana possession over 20 grams and drug paraphernalia possession.

marijuanaAggressive denial

Fearful Housing staff members called UNFPD to Osprey Crossings on Aug. 31 when a student turned aggressive. Housing staff said they were conducting an investigation of the dorm because of a noise complaint and the smell of marijuana, and the students in the dorm became aggressive. A Housing staff member told officers he attempted to check the bathroom for suspects when Suspect 1 rushed forward, grabbed his arm and pushed him out of the way. The suspect denied the charges and said she was trying to open the door. The officer asked the occupants of the room about the smell of marijuana and Suspect 2 voluntarily gave the officer a small black bag containing a pipe with marijuana residue and a lighter. Suspect 1 was charged with battery but was not listed as arrested. Suspect 2 was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia.

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