Last Friday afternoon, a Palm Beach County sheriff stopped 18-year-old Evan Steward as he was cruising his silver Hyundai Sonata, without a driver’s-side headlight, through Boca Raton. A cop pulled Steward over and told him he had been stopped because of the headlight. Steward then consented to a search, saying he had “nothing in the car” and “nothing to hide.”
The deputy, however, found a black backpack in the trunk that contained two bags of weed (116.2 grams in all), 19 Xanax bars, a grinder, and a scale. Still, Steward had a pretty great explanation for all the drugs in his domain.
“I then asked Evan where did he get all the marijuana from and he said a friend of his but he did not want to tell me who,” the probable-cause affidavit reads. “He said that is all he had on him and that he and his friend were going home to smoke it tonight.”
Then the deputy drove him to the county jail.
Steward was booked on 21 counts of drug charges, including possession of marijuana over 20 grams with intent to sell, possession of paraphernalia, and 19 counts of possession of a controlled substance schedule 1. He is currently being held on a $60,000 bond.
And while Steward finds himself behind bars now after not fixing his headlights, there were other signs in his life that he might soon find himself in this sort of trouble.
So how did Twitter play into all of this? Read more over at the Broward-Palm Beach New Times.