December 4, 2011

Traffic stop results in drug arrest


Marathon – A Key West man, stopped after he was reported as a reckless driver, was arrested on drug charges.

Sheriff’s dispatchers received a call about a reckless driver at 9 p.m. Saturday. The caller said a silver Hyundai was northbound at the 33 mile marker and was swerving in it’s lane.

Deputy Nicholis Whiteman was at 15th Street in Marathon when he saw the car pass him a short time later. He followed it, observed it swerving in the roadway, and pulled it over at Highway U.S. One and 55th Street. As the driver, 52 year old Timothy Homrighausen, exited the car, the deputy could smell Marijuana coming from inside.

Deputy Whiteman called for an assist by K-9 team Deputy Danielle Malone and Tracer. The dog alerted on the car, indicating the presence of drugs inside. A search of the vehicle turned up Marijuana, Hash, Heroin and a number of pills of various sorts.

Homrighausen was arrested. His car was seized for possible forfeiture, along with $1,880.00 in cash found inside. Homrighausen was charged with possession of all the illegal substances and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was booked into jail.

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