Bradenton man arrested for marijuana possession

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Justin Gargett, 24

A Bradenton man was pulled over for Florida’s move-over law and arrested for possessing marijuana.

Holmes Beach police arrested Justin Gargett, 24, of Bradenton, for possessing 35 grams of marijuana and a marijuana pipe.

Officer Adam Hurt was conducting a traffic stop on Manatee Avenue in Holmes Beach at about 2 p.m. May 10 when a pickup truck sped past, almost striking Hurt, according to the police report.

Hurt pursued and stopped the truck in the 12000 block of Manatee Avenue in Bradenton.

The officer noticed a “strong odor of marijuana” while talking Gargett, who acknowledged he had “about an ounce,” of marijuana, according to the HBPD report.

A police search netted a plastic bag with about 35 grams of cannabis and a pipe.

In addition to the drug arrest, Gargett was ticketed for violating the move-over law.

Gargett was transported to the Manatee County jail, assigned a $2,000 bond, which he posted and was released.

Gargett’s court arraignment is set for 9 a.m. Friday, June 7, at the Manatee County Judicial Center, 1051 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.