Jamie Oscar Rodriguez of Hollywood, Florida was arrested Saturday after he was found with a variety of drugs in his vehicle during a traffic stop, news sources report. Oscar, 32, was booked into the St. Lucie County Jail on charges of possession of marijuana, possession of cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to sell, cocaine trafficking, possession of drug paraphernalia, and destroying, tampering with or fabricating physical evidence. He was later released on a $142,500 bail bond. It is unclear whether he retained a legal defense lawyer
The incident occurred on Saturday on the Florida Turnpike near mile marker 145 in St. Luce County. A police officer noted that the windows on Rodriguez’s vehicle were darkly tinted, so the officer decided to pull Rodriguez over. The officer questioned Rodriguez, who appeared nervous while talking to the officer, reports say. According to reports, Rodriguez told the officer he was a private investigator.
The officer searched Rodriguez and found an unspecified amount of cocaine, crack cocaine, marijuana, and a pipe. The officer also found a handgun, a pill crusher, and a number of plastic baggies, in Rodriguez’s vehicle. The officer also searched Rodriguez’s vehicle and found two pounds of cocaine in a bag under the driver’s seat. Reports say Rodriguez later confessed to stashing the cocaine under cruiser’s seat.
In other news, Shanon Adams and Yeorgo Kapiris were arrested Monday after they were accused of assaulting a police dog and a police horse respectively, reports say. The incidents occurred in the same day, but were not related. Adams and Kapiris were booked into the Monroe County Jail on charges of misdemeanor battery to a police animal. It is unclear whether the defendants qualified for bail or hired legal representation.
One of the incidents occurred around 3:30 Wednesday morning on Front Street in Key West. Adams reportedly broke into a home, prompting a 911 call from the home’s residents. Detectives arrived on the scene with a K-9 unit and found broken glass and blood at the home. The detectives went up the home’s stairs and found “Adams, wearing only shoes and socks, punching K-9 Cyress in the head.”
“[Adams] stated he knew he was in trouble for breaking into the building but was unsure why he did it,” a police filing read. “Adams stated he had issues with sleep walking and that he often woke up in strange places after drinking.” Police booked Adams into jail on animal abuse charges, as well as charges of criminal mischief and burglary.
In another incident around 3:45 p.m. that same day, police say Kapiris struck a police horse in the neck on Samather’s Beach. The details of that case were not immediately clear. An officer was riding the horse at the time of the incident. It is unclear whether the assault startled the horse, but it does not appear as though anyone was injured as a result of the action. It is also not known whether Kapiris may have punched the horse because the horse frightened or threatened him somehow. Police have not released a statement regarding the altercation.