A 22-year-old Leesburg man has been charged with possession of THC wax after he was arrested for failing to use his turn signal.
At approximately 10:45 p.m. Saturday, a Leesburg police officer saw a green Mustang turn right from Dixie Avenue onto 12th Street without signaling the change of direction (west to north). The officer conducted a traffic stop in the area of 450 S. 12th St., according to the police report.
The officer spoke to the driver – Bradley Michael Andrews, of 1100 Seminole Ave. – and explained the reason for the stop. A K-9 unit arrived and performed a complimentary air sniff of the vehicle. The dog gave a positive alert for narcotics. Andrews and a passenger remained inside the car during the search, according to the report.
After Andrews exited the vehicle, the officer patted him and felt an object in his left pocket. The officer did not remove the object and asked Andrews to tell him what it was. Andrews said it was “THC”, a highly concentrated form of cannabis, which is a controlled substance. The officer examined the substance and found it to be a yellow wax-like substance consistent with THC wax, according to the report.
After reading his Miranda warning, Andrews confirmed he knew the substance was illegal and said he bought it for $20 from an unknown man at a Leesburg store. He said he said it was about a gram of wax. Because it was in wax form, the officer could not remove it from the small plastic container, but the container had a total weight of 2.8 grams, according to the report.
No other illegal substances were found on Andrews or inside the vehicle. Andrews was taken to the Leesburg Police Department for booking and then to Lake County Jail, where he was released Sunday morning on $2,000 bond. He is due in Lake County Court on July 18.