[FRUITLAND PARK] – A Florida Man was arrested after swallowing his marijuana stash in hopes of avoiding jail.
27-year old Jose Ferrer Morales was pulled over after speeding in an SUV on County Road 466A in Fruitland Park.
When the deputy approached Morales, he appeared nervous and was lighting a cigarette. The officer noticed a strong smell of marijuana.
When the officer asked him about it, Morales claimed there wasn’t any in the vehicle. The arrest report notes that Morales appeared to have “a hard time swallowing”.
The offer asked Morales to open his mouth. His tongue was green and he saw a “leafy substance on his tongue and in his teeth”.
After searching the vehicle, a marijuana cigar was found.
Morales was book at the Lake County Jail and faces charges of marijuana possession and evidence tampering. [Original Article]