Two Men Arrested in Leon County, One Had Deputy's Badge and Meth

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Posted at 12:54 PM, Dec 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-22 12:54:00-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Deputies said that they found a Leon County Sheriff's deputy badge on the waist of one of the men arrested in an empty Dollar General parking lot early Tuesday morning.

The Leon County Sheriff's Office said that two men were arrested in Leon County after they saw their car in an empty Dollar General parking lot, searched it, and found meth inside it. 

The Leon County Sheriff's Office said that around 1:15 a.m on Tuesday, a deputy saw a car in the parking lot of the a Dollar General store on Blountstown Highway. The probable cause document stated that the deputy went to speak with the two men in the car, asking for their IDs. 

The driver, Shawn Ridley, reached into a bag in the passenger floor board but couldn't find his ID. The document said that the deputy noticed that Ridley seemed nervous. 

The passenger had his ID and identified himself as Alexander Bolduc.

When the deputy checked their IDs, he found out that both Ridley and Bolduc had a warrant out for their arrests.

While handcuffing and pat searching the driver, the deputy saw that Ridley had multiple knives on his belt, a gun holster, a two way radio, and a Leon County Sheriff's deputy badge in a badge holder on his belt. They said Bolduc also had multiple knives on his belt and on his person.

When deputies searched the car, they found two hidden guns, a glass pipe, meth, prescription drugs, and other drug paraphernalia. 

In addition to his charges in the warrant out of , Ridley is charged with carrying a concealed firearm, possession of meth, unlawful use and display of law enforcement identification and other charges related to drugs and drug paraphernalia. 

Bolduc was arrested for a warrant out of Wakulla County where he was charged with one misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.