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Clearwater officers stop car with marijuana plants

CLEARWATER — Officers didn't need to search long to find pot inside a car recently, not when the stem of a marijuana plant was protruding out a window.

Police had noticed the Pontiac G6 on Ottawa Road and Lake Avenue on July 24 without its headlights on and stopped the car about a mile away on Boylan Avenue.

The driver was Allen Thomas Barnes, 19. Next to him was 20-year-old Justin J. Goodloe. A third passenger bolted from the car.

Inside, officers found several marijuana plants. Goodloe told police they stole them from an acquaintance who owed him more than $100 in drug money.

Barnes and Goodloe, both of Clearwater, face charges of manufacturing marijuana and were booked into the Pinellas County jail, but were released the next day.

Clearwater officers stop car with marijuana plants 08/06/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 3:43pm]
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