2 arrests net 108 grams of marijuana

Published On: Dec 17 2012 05:15:33 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 17 2012 05:21:05 PM EST

Two weekend narcotic arrests netted 108 grams of marijuana, according to the Lake City Police Department.

Police arrested 19-year-old Sylvester Warner (pictured, below on left) about 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Windsong Apartments in the 2900 block of Windsong Circle.

Officers said they received a report of a male walking around the building with a bag of marijuana in his hand and holding it up to his nose smelling it.

Police said they found a plastic bag of marijuana in Warner's jacket pocket.

The marijuana field tested positive and weighed 12.52 grams. Warner was arrested and charged with possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and booked into the Columbia County Detention Center with bail set at $1,000.

Later that same evening, just before 10 p.m., police stopped 20-year-old Josiah Brown while he was driving on Southwest Arlington Boulevard with only one headlight.

During the stop, an officer said he could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the car. Emanuel Rentz (pictured, above on right), 24, a 16-year-old girl and a 2-year-old with no car seat were also in the car, police said.

Police searched the car and found marijuana in several places, including a compartment, ashtray and diaper bag, which contained 94 grams of marijuana and a digital scale. They said they also found $1,120 cash on Rentz.

Rentz told police the diaper bag was he and that he was trying to make some money to help support his child.

Rentz was arrested on several charges and booked into the Columbia County Detention Center with bail set at $11,000.


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