Robert Brush, 46, got pulled over on Sunday because he was driving with an obstructed license tag.
In Florida, “A person who violates this section commits a noncriminal traffic infraction, punishable as a moving violation.” Not a huge deal.
Unfortunately, Brush forgot to brush the meth off his license before handing it over to a Polk County police officer.
“The deputy took the license and tested the powder; the test indicated that it was methamphetamine,” wrote the Polk County Sheriff on X (formerly Twitter).
They called in a police dog and the dog told them to conduct a thorough search because there was more meth in the car. A subsequent search revealed two baggies which collectively had over 16 grams of meth.
Brush was arrested on charges of ” traffic in amphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, possessing a vehicle knowingly trafficking drugs and tampering with physical evidence,” Law & Crime reports, adding that Brush has been taken to Polk County Jail over 50 times since 1997.
Here’s one record of a violent offense he carried out a couple years ago.
“Amazingly, it’s not the first time someone has handed over their license covered with an illegal substance,” the Polk County Sheriff added.
On Sunday, January 21st, at about 6:00 pm, a PCSO deputy performed a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of Watkins Road in Haines City.
The driver was identified as 46-year old Robert Brush of Lake Wales.
Mr. Brush’s traffic infraction was minor, but it was how he identified… pic.twitter.com/BRHAwrVO1J
— Polk County Sheriff 🚔 Grady Judd (@PolkCoSheriff) January 22, 2024