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Brooksville girl accused of possessing nearly a pound of marijuana

BROOKSVILLE

16-year-old girl faces several drug charges

Police suspected the teenager was under the influence of alcohol or drugs. She turned out to be traveling with nearly a pound of pot, authorities say.

Brooksville police officers who responded to a disturbance at Coney Island Drive-Inn on E Jefferson Street about 10:45 p.m. Saturday noticed the 16-year-old showed signs of intoxication, according to a report.

They walked a police dog around the car the suspect had been in and the dog gave the signal for drugs on board. At that point, the teen walked with an officer to the car, grabbed a backpack from the backseat and handed it over. The bag contained 411 grams — or nearly a pound — of marijuana, according to the report.

Officers also found 19 prescription painkillers and a device used to crush marijuana, the report states.

The teen, who is not being named because she is a minor, told police she bought the drugs in Dade City and was headed to DaMac Estates, a residential neighborhood north of downtown, to sell them. She lives in Brooksville.

The teen was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of hydrocodone with intent to distribute.

Police also seized $376 in cash.

She was taken to the Hernando County Jail, booked and released to a guardian.

Brooksville girl accused of possessing nearly a pound of marijuana 05/18/09 [Last modified: Monday, May 18, 2009 8:22pm]
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