Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that on Tuesday the 12th day of March 2013, Cpl. Jason Whitfield stopped a 2009 Toyota sedan for unlawful speed on Interstate 10 in Madison County. Cpl. Whitfield observed a plastic bag containing a green leafy substance being thrown from the rear passenger side window as the sedan was slowing.
Cpl. Whitfield requested canine assistance and Cpl. Kevin Stout arrived with canine Onyx. While Cpl. Whitfield was taking enforcement action for the speeding violation, Cpl. Stout was able to locate two plastic bags containing suspected marijuana in the grassy ditch near the area that Cpl. Whitfield observed the bags being thrown from the Toyota.
Canine Onyx was utilized to conduct a free air sniff of the Toyota and gave a positive alert for the presence of narcotic odor. A probable cause search was conducted of the sedan and marijuana residue and a clear plastic bag containing more marijuana residue was located on the rear passenger side seat. The plastic bag from the vehicle matched the two plastic bags that were recovered from the roadside.
The rear passenger side seat was occupied by Braxton Decalos Wright of Riverview Florida. Wright admitted to throwing three plastic bags containing marijuana from the Toyota prior to stopping. Wright was placed under arrest without incident and transported to the Madison County Jail.
Arrested: Braxton Decarlos Wright, DOB: 10/05/1993, 8338 Moccasin Trail, Riverview, FL 33578
Charged: Possession of Marijuana less 20 Grams