Today’s Florida Friday didn’t make Florida Friday because it’s so uniquely Florida, or because it’s the most lurid, tragic, or bizarre story we’ve heard, it made Florida Friday because something about the combination of the mugshot, story, name, and the fact that it took place in “Waldo, Florida” I find endlessly amusing. This Florida Friday is truly more than the sum of its parts.
WALDO, Fla. (AP) – A man was arrested during a traffic stop in north Florida after the officer reported seeing marijuana stuck to the man’s shirt.
Police say 37-year-old Jason Sprott was pulled over Sunday afternoon for speeding in Waldo – a small town notorious for being one of the worst speed traps in the country.
When Sprott got out of his van as ordered…
Yes, yes, a van, of course. By the way, that’s how you know it’s a notorious speed trap, when a stoned guy driving a van gets pulled over for speeding. What was the speed limit, 7?
When Sprott stepped out of his Chevy Astro van as ordered, Officer Kenneth Smith noticed green leafy substance on the front of his shirt, according to a Waldo Police Department report. Smith also detected a strong smell of marijuana.
Sprott told the officer that he had been smoking pot and that he had some in his van. Smith found a clear plastic bin between the seats that contained several plastic bags of marijuana and a scale. Sprott also had $193 in cash in his pocket.
Sprott was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and keeping a vehicle for drug purposes. [Gainesville.com]
Poor Jason Sprott, having his name dragged through the Waldo mud like this. I bet that dude’s weed is a lot of things, but “leafy?” I doubt it. Might as well call it seedy or stemmy. Everyone in Waldo knows that Jason Sprott only sells the dankest of buds and nothing else.