Police: Fla. men had narcotics inside pouches labeled ‘Bag full of drugs'

"Note to self — do not traffic your illegal narcotics in bags labeled 'Bag Full Of Drugs'"

Doug Phillips
Sun Sentinel

SANTA ROSA COUNTY, Fla. — A traffic stop for speeding turned into a classic Florida drug bust when investigators found a variety of narcotics — including some carried inside small pouches labeled “Bag full of drugs,” according to investigators.

It happened Saturday along Interstate 10 in Florida’s Panhandle when a state trooper clocked a Kia sedan on radar going 95 mph in a 70 mph speed zone, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Trooper Marlon Boggan called the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office for backup after a check showed that the car’s driver, Ian Christian Simmons, 34, of Orlando, was wanted in Orange County for violation probation.

On its Facebook page, the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office said while deputies were assisting at the scene “a large amount of narcotics were discovered.”


Santa Rosa K-9 Deputies recently assisted FHP on a traffic stop on I-10 where a large amount of narcotics were...

Posted by Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office FL on Monday, February 3, 2020

“Note to self,” the sheriff’s office posted, “Do not traffic your illegal narcotics in bags labeled Bag Full Of Drugs. Our K-9s can read.”

Investigators found 75 grams of methamphetamine, 1.3 kilograms of the sedative GHB, one gram of cocaine, 3.6 grams of fentanyl and 15 MDMA pills, according to FHP.

Both Simmons and his passenger, Joshua Michael Reinhardt, also 34 and from Windermere, were arrested on drug trafficking and possession charges.

They were being held at the Santa Rosa County Jail without bond, records show.

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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