2013-08-20 by: Captain Homer DeLoach
|Palatka, FL: On Tuesday, August 20, 2013, Putnam County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Deputies responded to the Dean’s office at Palatka High school.
Upon arrival, Deputy Sheriff Diamond Lewis indicated he could smell the odor of cannabis inside the office. Deputy Lewis was briefed by school officials, who related to him they received a tip about Shaquille Brown, a student, selling cannabis at the school. The tipster further allowed that the drugs were concealed inside of a large Arizona brand sweet tea can.
A subsequent search of Brown revealed that he was in possession of the can described by the tipster. The can contained 16 small bags of cannabis, concealed within a hidden compartment. Brown was subsequently arrested for possession of cannabis, with intent to sell and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $1508.00