Arrests in separate cases involved man from Louisiana and two men from Destin.
DESTIN — Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies seized almost 300 grams of marijuana during two different traffic stops Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the department's Facebook page.
A vehicle driven by 53-year-old Michael Clancy of Lake Charles, Louisiana, was stopped late Tuesday for defective equipment. Deputies found 197 grams of marijuana in his car, packaged to suggest illegal distribution, the Sheriff's Office reported. The pot was co-mingled with a large amount of cash. Clancy also was discovered to be driving with a suspended license.
Clancy was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana and driving while license suspended or revoked.
Early Wednesday, a vehicle driven by 26-year-old Aaron McAfee of Destin was stopped for driving through a stretch of Indian Bayou Drive closed for construction. Deputies determined McAfee was impaired and he was charged with DUI, the Sheriff's Office said.
The passenger, 37-year-old Melvin Leverette of Destin, was found sitting on a pellet gun that looked like a real firearm, according to the Sheriff's Office. He also was carrying a large knife.
Deputies found 91 grams of marijuana in the vehicle that they believed was meant for distribution.
McAfee was charged with DUI, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Leverette was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a concealed weapon.