Traffic stop, pot on shirt leads to drug arrest in Waldo

Published: Monday, September 30, 2013 at 1:58 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, September 30, 2013 at 1:58 p.m.

When Jason Sprott got out of his car after being stopped by Waldo police on Sunday, he didn’t have to say a word about having drugs on him. It was right there on his shirt for the officer to see,a report said.

Sprott, 37, of 6569 Manhattan Drive, Jacksonville, was stopped for speeding on U.S. 301 around 1:22 p.m. 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. He was being held on Monday in the Alachua County jail on $17,500 bond.

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