Will Co. sheriff’s police say man’s gym bag stuffed with pot and accessories
By Brian Stanley firstname.lastname@example.org June 15, 2013 8:42PM
Updated: July 17, 2013 7:26AM
FRANKFORT TOWNSHIP — Don’t text and drive — especially if you’re carrying your pot stash in the car.
Will County Sheriff’s police say a traffic stop led to the arrest of a 19-year-old Frankfort man on several drug charges Wednesday night.
Spokeswoman Kathy Hoffmeyer said a deputy was on patrol about 8 p.m. when he came across a Mitsubishi Lancer on Harlem Avenue near 191st Street.
“The driver did not see the deputy and kept texting on his phone before he was pulled over,” Hoffmeyer said. “When the deputy went to ask for his license there was a strong odor of marijuana.”
David Garcia, of 8280 Callista Drive, was reportedly driving around with a gym bag that contained a bong, plastic baggies and 44 grams of marijuana. Police also found a half-bottle of rum in the vehicle and remnants of joints in the ashtray, Hoffmeyer said.
Garcia was arrested on charges of delivery of marijuana, marijuana possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, no seat belt, transportation of open liquor and texting while driving.