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Police nab man with long criminal history

Robert Wesley Allen
Robert Wesley Allen

A man with a long criminal history including sacking out at a historic home in Leesburg, has been arrested after he was caught with methamphetamine.

Police observed 38-year-old Robert Wesley Allen was on a bicycle traveling north on U.S. Hwy. 441 at 11:29 a.m. Sunday, according to an arrest report from the Leesburg Police Department. He had no shirt on and was riding across all lanes on the bicycle, inconsistent with the flow of traffic.

The officer made a U-turn at the intersection of Griffin Road and West North Boulevard, the report said. The officer activated his emergency lights and conducted a traffic stop.

Allen, who was arrested in 2021 at the Mote-Morris House which dates back to 1892, pulled off the roadway on the bicycle, and the officer pulled in directly behind him, the report said. Allen stopped behind a minivan and jumped off his bike, causing it to fall to the ground. The officer ordered him to walk closer. As he approached, Allen appeared to duck below what was visible through the van’s windows.

Allen appeared to be nervous. He removed his backpack and started to roll up his pant legs. His bike was searched, which resulted in an officer finding a small white baggie discarded where Allen had bent down. This later tested positive for three grams of methamphetamine, the report said.

Allen was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine. He was transported to the Lake County Jail with bond set at $2,000.

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