Man attempts to eat handful of marijuana after traffic stop


Published: Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 8:54 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 8:54 a.m.

A man who was pulled over for not using his turn signal wound up going to jail for allegedly trying to eat a handful of marijuana.

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Robert Michael Grady Jr.

ALACHUA COUNTY JAIL

Gainesville Police said the man would have only been charged with a misdemeanor for possession of marijuana, but was charged with the a felony for tampering with evidence when an officer saw the man put it in his mouth and start chewing.

Robert Michael Grady Jr., 27, was arrested at 2:36 a.m. Monday and also charged with habitually driving with a suspended license and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Officer Bryon Carroll said that when he pulled Grady over, he saw him in the driver's seat holding a large handful of a green, leafy substance that was later confirmed as marijuana. According to Carroll, Grady put the substance in his mouth and began to chew

Grady was booked into the Alachua County jail.

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