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Deputies find drugs in car with passed out driver


Published:   |   Updated: May 13, 2013 at 04:27 PM
BROOKSVILLE -

An ounce of marijuana and 6.8 grams of cocaine were found in a car stopped at the intersection of Mariner and Cortez boulevards with a passed-out driver.

Deputies were sent to the intersection around 2 a.m. on Thursday and found a few bystanders standing around a white Chevy Lumina. The car was running, but the driver, Larry Lee Jr., was passed out behind the wheel with his foot on the brake, according to a report.

It took about 30 seconds for the deputy to wake up the driver, who was startled and let his foot off the brake. The bystanders had already placed blocks under the wheels in case this happened.

Lee, 28, explained to the deputy that he fell asleep because he works long hours and suffers from sleep apnea. He agreed to a search of his car, which reportedly turned up a bag with 25.8 grams of marijuana, along with several smaller bags of pot. The deputy said he also found 6.8 grams of cocaine.

Lee admitted that the drugs were for his personal use and that he had just spent a combined $350 to purchase them from a man near the Hill 'n Dale subdivision, a report states.

He was charged with felony possession of marijuana and cocaine, along with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

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