Man Had Weed Stuck In Teeth After Eating Pot In Traffic Stop


Photo: The Gainesville Sun
Amos Moye thought he’d just eat the evidence, but in doing so, he caught another charge.

‚ÄčA Florida man who tried to get ride of marijuana in his possession during a traffic stop by eating it was arrested Tuesday night and charged with tampering with evidence, according to the Gainesville Police Department.

Amos Moye had bits of cannabis stuck in his teeth and mouth when he was stopped by Officer Jeremiah Kelly at 11:15 p.m., according to police, reports Karen Voyles of The Gainesville Sun.
According to Officer Kelly, Moye got his attention on East University Avenue because the license plate on the vehicle Moye was driving was obstructed, and because he appeared to have made an improper right turn.
Kelly said he hit the blue lights on his patrol car, then followed Moye for about two blocks until the 22-year-old pulled over.
Kelly claimed he noticed the strong odor of burned marijuana as he walked up to the vehicle. He also saw something in Moye’s mouth.

“It was apparent that (Moye) was chewing up and swallowing the marijuana with the intent to hide it, which is also why he did not pull over when I first initiated the traffic stop,” Kelly wrote in his arrest report.
Moye, a Gainesville resident, was charged with tampering, fleeing and eluding police and knowingly driving with a suspended or revoked license. He was booked into the Alachua County Jail.