PANAMA CITY — When a deputy asked a man sleeping behind the wheel of his car for his identification, he didn’t get an answer as to who the man was but he did get an answer as to whether or not he’d be going to jail.
Deputies pulled up to a suspicious vehicle off Pipeline Road to find a man asleep in the driver’s seat. After several unsuccessful attempts to wake him, the deputy finally managed to rouse him by shining a flashlight in his face and shouting “sir.”
When the deputy asked for the man’s identification, the man promptly handed the deputy and empty pack of cigarettes that didn’t contain his ID but did contain a burnt out marijuana cigarette.
The deputy responded that the man’s ID was in fact not in the cigarette case, and the man answered it was in his center console. It was then that the deputy noticed “in plain sight” a scale with cannabis on top of it in the vehicle. The man was eventually identified and taken to jail for possession of a controlled substance and possession of paraphernalia.