A suspected drug seller was arrested early Sunday evening in the parking lot of the Discount Food Mart at 2202 Griffin Road in Leesburg.
A Leesburg police officer was conducting surveillance on the parking lot due to ongoing problems with illegal drug activities and gun violence at that location when he saw a car pull into the parking lot. The car had what appeared to be deeply tinted side windows. A white van pulled up next to the car and a man later identified as 33-year-old- Kendrick Ramone Stokes got out of the car and reached into the white van and then pulled his arm out in a suspicious manner, according to the arrest report from the Leesburg Police Department
The officer immediately contacted a K-9 officer who was nearby. The K-9 officer approached Stokes who was sitting in his car with the door open. The other Leesburg office approached the car and tested the tint to see if it met legal requirements. The K-9 officer’s dog, Ferro, alerted on the vehicle. The officers recovered baggies which contained crack cocaine and methamphetamine. The crack cocaine was weighed at 8.6 grams and the methamphetamine at 2.2 grams. A small digital scale, used razor blade,$726 in cash and two cell phones were also found in the car.
Stokes was charged with possession of crack cocaine with intent to sell, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Stokes was taken to the Lake County Jail where bond was set at $8,000 which was posted early the next morning.