(STUART) A large amount of drugs and drug paraphernalia were recovered from a male subject who was staying at the Super 8 Hotel in Stuart.
Stuart Police Chief David Reha says over 50 various drug instruments and a large amount of marijuana were recovered from the subject’s vehicle and hotel room.
“Basically there was an officer that responded there on a separate call, I can’t get into what that call was about, but while he was there... he’s one of our K9 officers, and his dog alerted to the presence of some narcotics and I guess after the fact they were able to locate the drug paraphernalia and some marijuana,” explained Reha.
Chief Reha said this was not your typical drug arrest.
“The typical drug arrest does not involve that quantity of drug paraphernalia so it was definitely unique in that standpoint, and we’re just glad we got it off the streets,” said Reha.
The suspect is from Virginia. His name has not been released due to the ongoing investigation. The suspect told officers that he was returning home from a large marijuana festival in Colorado. Charges have been filed, but the case remains under investigation.