Alleged speeder had drugs, CCSO says

Daquan Tremain Freeman
Daquan Tremain Freeman

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Driving 80 miles per hour on Old Lake Road is never a good idea, law enforcement officers say — but especially when there are drugs in the automobile.

Daquan Tremain Freeman, 26, of Spearman Road, Bolton, was charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, and maintaining vehicle for drug activities after he was arrested July 15. Freeman’s bond was set at $10,000.

The sheriff’s office reported that deputies with the HEAT (Heavy Enforcement Action Team) unit were on saturation patrol in the Bolton and Buckhead areas when they spotted Freeman driving at an estimated 80 miles per hour.  The deputy initiated a traffic stop, and as the vehicle was slowing, he reported that the driver tossed several items out a window”and moving nervously inside the vehicle”, reaching into the console.

Freeman finally came to a stop on Jacobs Loop Road, the report said, and when the deputy approached the vehicle, he detected a strong odor of marijuana. The deputy also saw loose marijuana scattered throughout the front of the vehicle.

When the vehicle was searched, the deputy found a vacuum sealed bag with a “large quantity” of marijuana, a smaller bag of the drug, and packaging materials.

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