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Car theft suspect had drugs in Mickey Mouse backpack

Trevon Markques Williams
Trevon Markques Williams

A Eustis man reportedly had drugs stashed in a Mickey Mouse backpack in the back seat of the Mercedes he is accused of stealing.

Trevon Markques Williams, 26, was charged with trafficking heroin, possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, and grand theft of a motor vehicle.

A Lake County sheriff’s deputy was at a gas station at Orange Avenue and Abrams Road on Sunday afternoon when he spotted a white 2024 Mercedes that had been reported stolen in Tavares. The car, valued at $100,000, had a gasoline hose inserted and was idling at the pump, according to the sheriff’s office arrest report.

The deputy saw Williams get out of the driver’s seat and apprehended him without incident. The deputy searched Williams and found a small bag of marijuana and the key to the stolen vehicle in his pocket, the report said.

A search of the vehicle was conducted, and a small bag containing one gram of a white substance was found inside a cigar package in the driver’s door storage compartment. This tested positive for cocaine. The search also turned up a Mickey Mouse backpack in the rear passenger seat. The bag contained mail with Williams’ name, and he admitted the bag was his and his brother’s. Personal photos and hygiene items were also found in the bag, according to the report.

In a zippered compartment of the bag, the deputy found a small plastic bag that contained a greenish blue colored crystal substance that tested positive for heroin and weighed about 17 grams. The bag also contained a few small plastic bags like the ones the heroin was found in. A small electronic scale was found in the center console area of the vehicle. All the items and the weight of the heroin were typical of selling illegal narcotics and not just for personal use, the report said.

Williams was taken to the Lake County Jail, where bond was set at $31,000.

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