Motorist arrested for gun/drugs


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.