|Daniel Dunn was passed out when a deputy arrived, but the officer finally shook him awake. When a drug dog alerted on his pickup, he decided to make a run for it.|
A road patrol deputy arrested a Florida man after he fled from his pickup Saturday at 2 a.m. After his capture, deputies found 242 grams of marijuana, Xanax, and “other drug related items” in the truck.
The Charlotte County Sheriff’s deputy responded to a report of a man slumped over the steering wheel in a pickup in Port Charlotte, Fla., reports WINK News. Upon arrival, the deputy shook the sleeping Daniel Jacob Dunn, 21, 3740 Easy Street (perfect), until he finally woke up. A “strong odor of marijuana” was coming from the pickup, according to the deputy.
A K9 unit was called to search around the vehicle, and the dog alerted for the presence of drugs.
At that point, Dunn, apparently deciding to make a run for it, got out of the truck and fled, causing a foot chase. After making some pretty impressive evasive moves for someone who must have been Xanaxed to the max, Dunn was finally tackled by the officer a couple of blocks away.
A search of the Toyota pickup turned up three plastic baggies with the marijuana behind the driver’s seat. Under the seat in an unlocked lockbox were a digital scale, several clear plastic bags, a bag of Xanax pills, and $400 cash.
Dunn was charged with sale and delivery of marijuana, possession of Xanax, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting an officer. He was carried to the Charlotte County Jail and posted a $7,000 bond.
Dunn, a convicted felon, was also arrested August 25 on four other drug charges, and bonded out then, too.