Suspect Allegedly Stopped Next To Cops On Sandalfoot. Smelled Like Marijuana.
BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — A West Boca Raton man with drugs in his car allegedly stopped near a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office patrol car on Sandalfoot Blvd. near 66th Street, only to have the deputies sitting inside notice a problem with the car’s license plate. That led to a traffic stop of the black Chevy Tahoe, and the arrest of its driver.
Fidencio Belman-Cornejo is now charged with drug possession. Read whatpolice say they found, and what the suspect allegedly admitted, in the official arrest report provided to BocaNewsNow.com
A black Chevrolet Tahoe pulled up next to my patrol vehicle before making a right turn and I noticed his registration tag light was not working and the tag was not readable from a distance of 50 feet per FSS 316.221.
I conducted a traffic stop, using my red and blue lights on Sandlefoot and SR-7 S intersection and the vehicle came to a complete stop at 10105 Sandlefoot Blvd. I walked up to the passenger side of the car and made contact with a white male, later identified as Fidencio Angel Belman-Cornejo via Florida DL. Cornejo was informed of his traffic violation and as I was speaking with him I could smell fresh Marijuana odor coming from within the vehicle. Cornejo was asked to step out of his vehicle and while outside the Marijuana odor on his person was very strong. Cornejo was asked if it was ok to searched his vehicle based on the smell coming from within the car and he stated he had no problems with me searching his car.
As D/S Giglio spoke with Cornejo outside of the car, I conducted an extensive search of the vehicle with consent from the driver and found residue all over the car which is consistent based on my training and experience to be Tobacco and Marijuana. A clear plastic bag with white mushrooms (Psilosybe) in the center console of this vehicle, which based on my training and experience is commonly referred as “Magic Mushrooms”, I then approached Cornejo and advised him he was currently detained and not under arrest as I placed cuffs on him, making sure the cuffs were double locked and checked for proper fit. I then placed Cornejo in my patrol vehicle and showed D/S Giglio the evidence that I found. D/S Giglio was able to come to the same conclusion that the bag of white mushrooms was possibly Psilosybe “Magic Mushrooms”. I then went back to my patrol vehicle and advised Cornejo he was now under Arrest. I read Miranda to Cornejo and asked if he understood his right and he stated “he understood”.
I asked Cornejo about the bag I found and he stated he forgot the bag of mushrooms were in his car. Cornejo also stated that he was the only person that drove his car and the “magic mushrooms” were his.
Angel Belman-Cornejo was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail on September 1st and later released on his own recognizance. A court date is pending. He lives in the 22900 block of Seaspray Place in Boca Raton.
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