Police Beat: Speeding student caught with weed

Patrick Lloyd

Photo by Camille Shaw
Photo by Camille Shaw

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

A UNFPD officer caught a student with marijuana and paraphernalia in his car after pulling him over for speeding on Feb. 25 at 8 p.m.

The student was going 32 mph in a 20 mph zone on Osprey Ridge Road. The officer smelled marijuana coming from the car, and the student said he was smoking in the vehicle.

The officer asked the student if he had any illegal drugs in his car. The student said he had a small amount of marijuana and a pipe in the center console and a pipe locked in a black box in the back seat.

The officer searched the car and found all the items mentioned. The officer also found out the student had previously been referred to Student Conduct for an incident involving illegal drugs.

In addition to recommending the student be sent to Student Conduct again, the officer issued him a Notice To Appear for possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. The student was also issued a written warning for speeding.

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