A Leesburg man was arrested for drug possession after marijuana was found in front of a baby’s car seat during a traffic stop.
A deputy conducted a traffic stop at Sunoco, located at 329 N. Market Boulevard, on the driver of a white 2018 Nissan Rogue, later identified as 27-year-old Joshua Rivera Moyet, around 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, according to an arrest report from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office.
The traffic stop was initiated after a search revealed that Moyet matched the description of an individual associated with the registered owner who had a suspended license. At that point, a traffic stop was conducted, the report said.
While speaking with Moyet, the deputy could smell fresh marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. The deputy asked if he had a medical marijuana card to which he stated he did not. However, he did admit to having marijuana inside the vehicle, the report said.
Moyet then spontaneously uttered he had a container behind the passenger seat in front of a baby’s car seat. The deputy found two plastic baggies with green leafy buds in the passenger seat rear pocket. The prepackaged weight of the substance was about 30.6 grams, and it tested positive for THC, the report said.
As a result, Moyet was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana (over 20 grams). He was also issued a traffic warning for the suspended license. He was transported to the Lake County Jail and released after posting $2,500 bond.