By Benjie Cooper
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Law enforcement in Florida arrested a man early Sunday morning after he reportedly tried to purchase food from a local McDonalds restaurant with a bag of marijuana.
Officers from were dispatched to a McDonalds on SW Port Saint Lucie Blvd in Port St. Lucie at 1:45 a.m. after the manager reported a suspicious person in a gray 4-door Pontiac who had pulled up to the drive-through window and offered a plastic bag containing a “green leafy substance” in exchange for his meal.
After the manager refused to accept cannabis as payment for food, the suspect left the drive-through and parked in an empty spot in the lot, though officers were initially unable to locate the vehicle when they arrived.
Shortly after officers began conducting a search for the vehicle, the manager approached one of them at around 2:05 and informed him that the suspect had returned to the drive-through.
The officer approached the vehicle while it was still in the drive-through to conduct a traffic stop. According to the officer’s report, he could smell the scent of cannabis emanating from inside the car.
After confirming the suspect’s identity, 23-year-old Anthony Gallagher, the officer did a pat-down and discovered the plastic bag with the leafy green substance that the McDonalds manager had mentioned.
The officer conducted a field sobriety test and determined that Gallagher was under the influence of cannabis. A search of the man’s vehicle yielded more marijuana and remnants of previous fast food runs.
“Anthony’s vehicle was found to be excessively dirty as the floorboard was littered with French fries and chicken nuggets, and molded chicken wings were found in the rear floorboard of his vehicle,” wrote the booking officer in his report. “Aside from the loose cannabis that was located in the center console of his vehicle, no additional items of contraband were found.”
Gallagher was charged with driving under the influence and possession of marijuana under twenty grams.