LPR camera catches marijuana smokers

The license plate recognition camera in Holmes Beach strikes again.

Stopped for an expired vehicle tag, three of five occupants in a 2000 Toyota were cited for possessing marijuana in violation of a Holmes Beach ordinance.

An officer pulled over the motorist and told the occupants he smelled marijuana. They admitted they smoked the drug in the vehicle.

In a vehicle search, Holmes Beach police reported finding more than 20 grams of marijuana.

Officers also found 3.4 grams of cocaine, which one of the occupants admitted to possessing, according to an HBPD police report.

HBPD Sgt. Joel Pierce requested the state attorney review the case for a possible cocaine charge against one man.

HBPD ticketed the female driver for the expired tag.

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