November 22, 2009
Marion County, FL (The Weekly Vice) - Richard Coulton, a 31-year-old Orlando man was arrested Thursday after authorities found an itsy bitsy bit of marijuana in his truck. A mere 800 pounds of it, nestled among crates of melons.
According to the Florida Dept. of Transportation, Coulton was traveling from Arizona to Miami when he was pulled over on Interstate I-75 in Marion County.
The truck, which was based out of Orlando, was boarded after the FDOT officer noticed Coulton was acting a bit strange.
Nestled among cartons of cantaloupe, were two pallets that contained brown paper packages. One of the packages were reportedly torn, revealing a leafy green substance inside. A canine unit was then called in which indicated a positive hit for marijuana.
In court, Coulton told the judge he was "shocked" when officers found marijuana in his truck. He went on to deny any knowledge of the marijuana. (after all, it was only 800 pounds worth).
Coulton was booked into the Marion County Jail on charges of marijuana trafficking. His bail was originally set at $500,000, before the judge lowered it to $50,000.
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