A DeLand police officer went to the scene of a vehicular fire the night of March 10. A firefighting supervisor said he “was driving in his agency vehicle [and] he observed a truck smoking.” Fortunately, the truck wasn’t smoking the substance that would soon be found within it!
Firefighters had put out the fire, and the police officer began taking photos of the truck. She noticed that the front passenger-side door was ajar, and on the front passenger seat she could see “a small clear plastic bag with a crystal-like substance within it.”
A test of the substance determined it was presumptive positive for methamphetamine.
The officer arrested the driver of the truck (who is 51 years old, not 32 as you might have expected if you read last week’s column), and the driver was taken to jail. His truck smoked, but, as far as we know, the driver didn’t.
— By Keith Allen, based on local police-agency reports. If you have information about a crime, call Crime Stoppers, 1-888-277-TIPS. You could be eligible for a reward.