Car crash leads TPD to list of drug deals

Car crash leads to list of drug deals
Posted at 10:48 AM, Nov 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-24 06:36:18-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A Tallahassee man was arrested on drug charges after officers investigating the crash of a Mercedes smelled marijuana in the car and found in it nearly $4,800 and a list of narcotics deals.

Levy Marquis Bishop, 24, was arrested Tuesday and booked into the Leon County Detention Center. The charges against the convicted felon include ones for possessing marijuana with intent to sell and possessing narcotics equipment.

Bishop crashed the car on East Orange Avenue, just east of the roundabout at Jim Lee Road. He was bleeding profusely from cuts to his head, according to a probable cause affidavit.

A Florida Highway Patrol sergeant said she was in an Uber behind Bishop's vehicle when he lost control of the car and it swerved and struck a tree.

The FHP sergeant told the investigating Tallahassee Police Department officer that Bishop was the only person in the car.

Bishop was disoriented and not speaking complete sentences after the crash, the TPD officer wrote in the court document.

"I could detect an overwhelming odor of marijuana, even through the smell of the airbag deployments," the TPD officer wrote.

The officer said he looked in the center console and glove compartments for the documents needed for the traffic report but did not find them and eventually opened a duffel bag.

The duffel bag contained three gallon-sized freezer bags of marijuana, which he estimated to weigh up to three pounds, a box of plastic bags and a scale.

The TPD investigator said he found a spiral notebook listing names and dollar amounts for narcotics transactions.

In a pocket of a jacket, he wrote, he found $4,753, and in the center console another $6. He also found two cellphones.

Bishop was taken from the crashed car to Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, where police handcuffed him to his bed. After Bishop refused medical treatment, police took him to jail.

He remained in jail on Friday on a $5,500 bond.  

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