September 29, 2023
Zacchaeus Jamal Nurse

A person driving a BMW was arrested with a big amount of marijuana tucked in his feminine companion’s backpack.

Zacchaeus Jamal Nurse, 28, of Leesburg, was driving the silver BMW at about 10:30 p.m. Thursday on U.S. Hwy. 27/441 when a Fruitland Park police officer ran the car’s license plate and realized that the registration had expired earlier this month.

When the officer approached the BMW throughout a site visitors cease, the “robust odor” of marijuana was detected. Nurse admitted he and his feminine companion had been smoking a marijuana joint, which was within the ashtray within the middle console. The officer searched the automotive and located a backpack on the passenger aspect. The backpack contained a big Ziploc bag containing a inexperienced leafy substance and a sealed bundle labeled “Hashish.” The substances in every examined constructive for marijuana. With out the packaging the marijuana had a complete weight of 24 grams. A marijuana grinder was additionally discovered within the backpack.

Nurse and his feminine companion each stated the marijuana was his. The officer requested Nurse the place he had obtained the marijuana, however Nurse invoked his proper to stay silent.

He was arrested on a felony cost of possession of marijuana and a misdemeanor cost of possession of drug paraphernalia. He was booked on the Lake County Jail and launched after posting $3,000 bond.