A 20-year-old Wellington, Florida man was arrested Friday morning after a traffic stop netted an AR-15 style pistol and marijuana.
Chandler Jamar Loiseau was charged with possessing a firearm during the commission of a felony, carrying an unlicensed concealed firearm, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving with a suspended license.
Sgt. Joel Slough stopped a black Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck on U.S. 1 in Marathon near 91st Street at approximately 9:22 a.m. after a license plate check revealed the owner had a suspended license. Marijuana smoke emptied from the truck as soon as the driver, later identified as Loiseau, lowered it. There was 21-year-old female in the passenger seat who was not charged. Neither Loiseau nor the passenger had a medical marijuana card. Loiseau showed two plastic baggies containing marijuana to Sgt. Slough. The truck was then searched after additional Deputies and a Florida Highway Patrol Trooper responded.
The following was found in the truck:
- A Mossberg 715P AR-15 style pistol and a magazine containing .22-caliber ammunition
- One box of .22-caliber ammunition
- A total of 25.1 grams of marijuana in various bags
- One glass water pipe and a regular glass pipe
- A digital scale
- A box of sandwich baggies
- Rolling papers
The passenger was released at the scene. The truck was towed.
Loiseau was taken to jail.