Man Jailed After Dropping Package Of Cocaine During Traffic Stop


A man from Leesburg is in jail because he allegedly dropped a bag of cocaine outside of a car during a traffic stop. Michael Deon Grant, 38, of 1137 Veech Road, was arrested early on Saturday morning and charged with having cocaine on his person.

According to a report from the sheriff’s office, he was a passenger in a car stopped by a Lake County sheriff’s deputy for not stopping entirely before turning right from Griffin Road onto County Road 468 when the light was red.

Grant threw a blunt wrapper on the ground while the deputy talked to the driver. When the deputy told him that was illegal, he said he was sorry. The report noted that the driver permitted the deputy to search the car.

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At the beginning of the search, as Grant moved toward the front bumper, the deputy saw a small yellow bag on the ground where Grant had been standing. The report says that the white powder inside the bag was tested and found to be cocaine.

Grant said he didn’t know anything about the bag when asked about it. The report said that even though the ground was wet from rain, the bag was as dry as if it had just been dropped there.  Grant was arrested and taken to the Lake County Jail on a $5,000 bond. He is scheduled to go to court on Oct. 10 in Lake County.


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