Traffic Stop Near I-95 Ends In Arrest Of Jared Pittinger. Charges: Possession, Intent To Sell.
BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com
DELRAY BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — Boca Raton resident Jared Pittinger is facing multiple drug charges following a routine traffic stop in Delray Beach.
Police say they stopped Pittinger in the area of Atlantic Avenue and I-95 for a vehicle equipment issue, but ended up smelling — and finding — drugs.
This is the narrative of the arrest from Delray Beach Police:
“I was on routine patrol in the area of I-95 and W Atlantic On 6/13/2021. At 2156 hours, I observed a white Nissan Altima with a tag light out. I initiated a traffic stop and the driver and sole occupant of the car identified himself as Jared Pittinger (WM 8/27/1977) by Florida driver’s license. Upon making contact with the Pittinger, I smelled a strong odor coming from the vehicle, that through my training, knowledge, and experience, I knew to be marijuana. Pittinger admitted to having marijuana inside the car. Search incident to arrest, I located a clear bag with a white powder substance in the right cargo pocket of his shorts. Through my training, knowledge, and experience, I suspected the substance to be powdered cocaine.”
The report continues: “During the tow inventory, I located a One A Day Vitamin bottle in the glove box of the car. Inside the bottle were 23 small individual bags with a white rock substance that I also suspected to be cocaine. A clear bag with a green leafy substance that Pittinger admitted to being marijuana was located in the center console.”
Wrote the arresting officer: “Post Miranda, Pittinger stated “No Comment” when I asked about the vitamin bottle. I utilized an agency provided Lynn Peavy test kit and the suspected marijuana yielded a positive reaction to THC and the white rocks yielded a positive reaction to cocaine. Based on the aforementioned facts, probable cause exists to charge the defendant with Possession of a Controlled Substance with intent to sell, pursuant to F.S.S. 893.13 (1A) and Possession of Marijuana-Less than 20gm, pursuant to F.S.S. 893.13 (6B).”
Pittinger, 43, of the 100 block of NW 7th Street in Boca, was booked into the Palm Beach County at 1:26 a.m. Sunday. He was released on bond at 2:01 p.m. A court date is pending.
Content copyright © 2021 Metro Desk Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. We vigorously protect our intellectual property and journalistic product. Broadcast stations must credit BocaNewsNow.com on air. Print must refer to BocaNewsNow.com. Online must link to BocaNewsNow.com. We have agreements with several organizations. Contact news (at) bocanewsnow.com.
The Latest From BocaNewsNow.com
- Lotus Boca Raton Homeowner Sued For Spreading Rumors About Neighbor
- Palm Beach County COVID Hospitalizations Jump
- FLORIDA: Tropical Depression Now Likely To Form
- DeSantis Again Declares Victory Over CDC Cruise Restrictions
- HURRICANE CENTER: Tropical Depression Likely To Form Within Days Near Florida
- Boca Raton Woman Drives Without Tire, FaceTimes During DUI Stop
- Fort Lauderdale Airport Again At Capacity, Off-Site Parking Opens
- FLORIDA COVID DISASTER: CDC Reveals 12K New Cases Wednesday, 60K In Week
- HURRICANE CENTER: System Drifting, Formation Chance Increases