SANTA ROSA BEACH — A teenager was arrested on drug charges after he admitted to possessing marijuana and “LEAN,” a prescription hydrocodone solution he said he learned to make on the internet.
On May 31, a deputy with the Walton County Sheriff’s Office observed a car turning onto U.S. Highway 98 without stopping at a stop sign. The deputy pulled the car over and approached the driver, an 18-year-old Santa Rosa Beach man, who had a blunt sitting in plain view of the officer.
The deputy asked about the blunt and the teen handed it to him, explaining that it was a joint he had just loaded with marijuana.
Another deputy arrived and the two conducted a search of the car. The teen admitted to having a bag of marijuana in the center armrest, which was found to have around 56 grams of weed inside.
The deputies also found a bottle in the glove box containing 16 ounces of hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen oral solution with a label torn off, commonly used as cough syryp. A bottle of Fanta in the center console also had the mixture in it and was labeled “LEAN.”
After being read his rights, the teen admitted the drugs were his and said he mixed the Fanta soda with the cough syrup to create LEAN, something he learned how to do on the internet.
He admitted to purchasing the drugs at a party in Fort Walton Beach for $250.
He was arrested and charged with marijuana possession and controlled substance possession.