Two women were arrested on drug charges after they were caught in a closed Leesburg city park early Sunday.
Erica Lyn Davis, 39, of 2122 Mara Court in Leesburg, and 44-year-old Kelly Shawn Floyd, of Bushnell, were each charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
At 12:38 a.m., a Leesburg police officer driving past Berry Park, 2121 Johns Ave., saw a red four-door Toyota car with a Florida temporary tag backed into the far end of the parking lot. The park has a sign posted at the entrance that clearly reads the park is only open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., according to the police report.
The officer entered the park and spoke with occupants of the vehicle before calling a K-9 unit, which conducted a free-air sniff test around the vehicle. The dog, “Lennox,” gave a positive alert for the presence of narcotics, the report said.
Floyd was removed from the vehicle first and she was asked if there was anything illegal in the car. She said she would be honest and told the officer she had methamphetamine in the wallet in the center console. When another officer checked the wallet, he found two cut straws, a small baggie containing a crystal substance, and a folded one-dollar bill that also contained a small amount of the crystal substance, which field tested positive for methamphetamine, according to the report.
Davis, who was in the front passenger seat, handed an officer her purse as she got out of the vehicle. Inside the purse was a purple zippered pouch with a flower design on it. Inside the pouch was a glass smoking device with burnt residue. Also in the pouch was a Florida EBT card with Davis’ name on it, a torn piece of a clear baggie containing a small amount of a crystal substance, and another bag containing a crystalline residue. The substance and residue tested positive for methamphetamine, the report said.
Davis and Floyd were placed under arrest and taken to the Lake County Jail, where they were each held on $3,000 bond. Floyd bonded out Monday morning, while Davis is still behind bars. Both are due to appear in Lake County Court on Sept. 12.