Florida deputy arrested after being caught with drugs during traffic stopBy Mason White 10:54 AM January 9, 2015
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By: Feng Qian
A police officer in Florida, was arrested after he was caught hiding drugs in the leg of his pants.
The deputy sheriff of Bradford County, was arrested in Gainesville, on a drug possession charge.
A police officer pulled over the vehicle driven by 25-year-old Corian Garrison on Sunday around 4:00 a.m., after the saw the driver make an illegal u-turn. Furthermore, Garrison was not wearing a seatbelt, according to a police report.
The GPD officer reported smelling marijuana coming from the vehicle. The officer found more than one gram of marijuana in the leg of Garrison’s pants, the report said.
A search of the vehicle revealed a marijuana blunt in a sunglasses holder and a small white envelope containing various pills including hydrocodone.
Garrison, who is a Bradford County deputy, had his service weapon with him at the time of this traffic stop, the arresting officer said.
According to police, after Garrison was arrested, he allegedly admitted to possessing the pills and said that a friend who is a nurse, gave them to him.
Garrison was booked into the Alachua County jail on charges of marijuana possession and drug possession without a prescription. He was released from jail on his own recognizance.
Bradford County Sheriff’s Office said that no investigation was initiated because Garrison resigned from the department after his arrest.