CLEARWATER – Authorities accused a Clearwater man of using a creative way of discarding marijuana.
He ate it, they say.
Todd A. Mouzon, 33, of 1201 Amble Lane, was arrested Thursday and faces felony charges of marijuana possession, driving with a suspended license, fleeing and eluding a police officer and tampering with physical evidence.
He was released from the Pinellas County Jail this morning after posting $17,000 bail.
According to Clearwater police, authorities began to pursue Mouzon on Thursday night because he was driving erratically at the intersection of Drew Street and Lake Avenue. A subsequent check showed Mouzon's license was suspended.
Police say Mouzon, who was driving a 2008 Ford Fusion, failed to stop after being directed to do so. While attempting to get him to pull over, an officer said he saw Mouzon consume a "green leafy substance" and throw three bags of marijuana (totaling approximately 30 grams) out the car's window.
When Mouzon finally stopped, he was seen eating a small amount of marijuana in an effort to "destroy evidence," police say.