A man driving a red Acura with tinted widows and a plate which was registered to a different vehicle was arrested at the Wendy’s restaurant in Leesburg.
A Leesburg police officer was on patrol Friday on U.S. Hwy. 27 when he saw the red car with tinted windows. The officer ran a check on the Acura’s plate and initiated a traffic stop after the check showed the plate belonged to another vehicle. The red car pulled into the Wendy’s where the officer made contact with the driver, 28-year-old Christian Noe of Wildwood.
When the officer asked for the registration Noe said he had just bought the car a couple of days ago and had not been able to get his own plates. The plates on the car were there when he bought it, Noe told the officer. While the officer checked the tinted widows and started to write a warning ticket a K-9 officer with his dog, Nick, arrived on the scene. Nick alerted on the Acura and the officers had the driver and female passenger get out of the car while they searched it. The police officers located a red bag on the floor on the driver’s side of the car. The bag contained a powder which field tested as cocaine. A digital scale which appeared to have some powder residue on it was also located in the back seat. Noe was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He also received tickets for driving while license suspended and attached tag not assigned to the vehicle.
He was booked at the Lake County Jail. He was released after posting $3,500 bond.