Thursday, August 27, 2020

Florida Man Nabbed With 12 Bundles of Pot

A Florida man was arrested Aug. 17 and charged with the unlawful possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute, records show.

Thomas Daniel Clarke, 38, of Lake Butler, Fla., faces up to five years in the Department of Corrections and a fine of up to $20,000 on the felony charge.

According to arrest reports, an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper was watching traffic on Interstate 40 when he spotted a Chevrolet Malibu at Mile Marker 306 traveling at 76 mph.

The trooper brought the driver, Clarke, to his patrol unit for a warning, but while waiting on records, the trooper ran his K-9 officer around the vehicle. The dog alerted on the car, which led the trooper to conduct a search of the Malibu.

The search turned up 12 bundles of high-grade marijuana, for which Clarke was arrested and transported to the Sequoyah County Jail. His bond was set at $11,000.

Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer

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