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Man attempts to destroy evidence by eating it, police say

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.

Man attempts to destroy evidence by eating it, police say 06/12/09 [Last modified: Friday, June 12, 2009 11:16am]
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