Man drops baggie with green leafy substance during search

24-year-old Adrian Friend was charged with possession of marijuana, speeding, and tampering with evidence after a baggie containing a leafy substance fell out of his belongings during a vehicle search.

On November 1st, Stewart County Sheriff’s Deputy Casey Wilburn turned on his emergency lights after he spotted a vehicle going 70 mph in a 55-mph area on Highway 79. He initiated a traffic stop and the vehicle pulled over in front of Stewart County High School. Deputy Wilburn made contact with the driver, Adrian Friend, who only had an ID and could not provide a driver’s license or insurance information.

Adrian Friend (SCSO)
Adrian Friend (SCSO)

Adrian was asked to exit the vehicle and consented to a search. While the search was being performed, he tried to get his items from the top of his trunk when a baggie containing a leafy substance fell out onto the ground. The deputy searched his person and located a red pipe that Adrian admitted he used for smoking.

Adrian Friend was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, driving on revoked, tampering with evidence, driving uninsured, speeding, and unlawful drug paraphernalia. He was released on a $10,500 bond.

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