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Sex offender and passenger nabbed on felony charges near Plantation

Kadeem Amwa Techeira.jpeg
Kadeem Amwa Techeira.jpeg
Jeremy Earnest Sullivan
Jeremy Earnest Sullivan

A convicted sex offender was arrested by the Florida Highway Patrol on Friday morning after a traffic stop on U.S Hwy. 27 near the Plantation development in Leesburg.

The trooper was stopped at a red light at the Intersection of Plantation Boulevard. and U.S. Hwy. 27 when he observed two men in a landscaping truck who were not wearing seat belts. When the light changed the officer pulled in behind the truck and put on his emergency lights. The pickup did not pull over right away and the officer noted that both the driver and passenger appeared to access the area between where they were sitting, according to the arrest report.

When the officer asked the driver for his license he was given a Florida Identification card for 41-year-old Jeremy Earnest Sullivan. Sullivan told the trooper that his license was suspended. The officer smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and observed what appeared to be small amounts of a green leafy substance as well as what looked like the end of a finished blunt.

Sullivan and the passenger, 33-year-old Kadeem Techeira of Orlando, were removed from the vehicle and a search of the vehicle was performed. Methamphetamine was located in a bag which belonged to Sullivan. Sullivan was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia as well as driving while license suspended. A records check revealed that Sullivan has been convicted of sexual battery to a child older than 12 but younger than 16 as well as several driving while suspended charges. Bond was set at $4,500 which he posted.

The search also revealed that Techeira had a concealed  unlicensed firearm as well as drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine. His bond was set at $7,500 which he posted.

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