Burger King order for ‘blunt and some herbs’ leads to arrest

A Deltona man may have thought he was being funny when he asked for “a blunt and some herbs” – slang for marijuana – at the drive-through lane of a restaurant, but the cashier and Volusia County deputy sheriffs got the last laugh. Shawn Porter, 32, is being held in the Volusia County Branch Jail near Daytona Beach with bail set at $1,000 on a charge of felony possession of marijuana. It began with a late-night visit to the Burger King at 2790 Elkcam Blvd. in Deltona, Sheriff’s spokesman Gary Davidson said. Porter and another man were in a white Saturn that pulled into the drive-through lane just before 10:30 p.m. Thursday and when it came time to order, one of them yelled that he wanted “a blunt and some herbs,” Davidson said.

“When they drove up to the window, the cashier said she could smell the scent of marijuana coming from the car,” Davidson said. She wrote down the car’s tag number and a manager called the Sheriff’s Office with that information and a description of the car. The manager told a Sheriff’s dispatcher she didn’t have an emergency, and went on to tell about the men smoking drugs in the car. “It’s more of a nuisance than anything,” she told the dispatcher. A responding deputy ran the tag number through his computer and learned the owner lived less than two miles from the Burger King on Sky Street in Deltona, Davidson said. He drove to the area and minutes later watched as the car pulled into the driveway and two men got out carrying Burger King bags, he said.

“The deputy also could smell the odor of marijuana coming from the car,” Davidson said. “That’s when Porter admitted smoking marijuana while in the vehicle.” A search of the car turned up a marijuana cigarette in the ashtray and two plastic bags containing about 28 grams of the drug. Porter admitted that the drugs were his and was arrested but the other man denied any knowledge of the marijuana and was released, Davidson said.

via : OrlandoSentinel.com

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