September 29, 2023
Braxton Rhoades

The driving force of a Mercedes touring on Interstate 75 in Sumter County was nabbed with drug paraphernalia.

Braxton Rhoades, 24, of Fort Walton Seashore, was on the wheel of the white Mercedes at about 5 p.m. Monday when he was pulled over at Mile Market 314 for an expired registration, in accordance with an arrest report from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Workplace.

When the deputy approached the Mercedes, the odor of marijuana was detected. Rhoades and his three passengers had been requested to step out of the automobile. A Puffco vase and and container had been discovered within the automobile and each had the residue of THC oil.

Rhoades was arrested on a cost of possession of drug paraphernalia. He was booked on the Sumter County Detention Middle and launched after posting $1,000 bond.