Ga. traffic stop finds drugs in Cheetos pack

LSD, hallucinogenic mushrooms discovered

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A Florida felon was arrested this week when he tried to sneak a cache of LSD and hallucinogenic mushrooms through southeast Georgia.

Camden County Sheriff's Office
Camden County sheriff’s officials say they have recovered LSD and dried mushrooms hidden inside these phony shaving cream and snack cans.

Camden County sheriff's deputies found the stash inside phony cans of Barbasol and Cheetos hidden in his backpack.

James Robert Trawitz, 38, of Orlando, remained jailed Thursday on charges of possession of LSD and possession of psilocybin mushrooms with intent to distribute them after deputies found the drugs in a routine traffic stop.

Deputies seized 32 little plastic bags of ground mushrooms, seven bags of dried mushrooms and two strips of LSD-soaked paper from secret compartments in the cans that were inside a backpack that Trawitz said was his, said Deputy William Terrell, a sheriff's spokesman.

The case began when Deputy Will Woolard noticed a southbound silver Infiniti sedan weaving on Interstate 95 about 7 a.m. Wednesday. Because of the erratic driving, Woolard stopped the car. Gregory Heyman, 23, also of Orlando, was driving and Trawitz was a passenger, Terrell said.

Because Heyman and Trawitz appeared "inordinately nervous," Woolard asked permission to search the car. When Heyman refused, Woolard called for a sheriff's police dog trained to detect drugs.

When the dog alerted positively, deputies searched the car and found the shaving cream and snack cans with false bottoms inside a backpack on the back seat.

Unscrewing the bottom of the shaving cream can, they found the bags of powdered mushrooms and two folded pieces of aluminum foil containing the LSD-laced strips. They found the dried mushroom packets in the false bottom of the Cheetos can, Terrell said.

Deputies issued Heyman a warning for failure to maintain the proper lane of travel and released him.

Trawitz previously was convicted of possession of less than 10 grams of heroin in Osceola County, Fla. He was released from prison on March 1, 2000, after serving about nine months of a 20-month sentence, Florida Department of Corrections records show.

teresa.stepzinski@jacksonville.com, (912) 264-0405

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Techfan
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Techfan 06/10/11 - 08:19 am
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Scarily, they probably aren't

Scarily, they probably aren't as bad for you as the Cheetos.

ZenoElia
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ZenoElia 06/10/11 - 09:16 am
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Why are the dopeheads

Why are the dopeheads spending their money in FL? Don't they know we need to keep all our money in this state? And shame on you for trying to make a buck selling brain meltdowns in a bag...ain't this heat bad enough? As for you folks buying in SC...tsk tsk....I don't care if gas is cheaper...you are costing Georgians jobs. I guess this guy should have known better....

icemanw83
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icemanw83 06/10/11 - 09:23 am
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Barbasol cans. Useful in

Barbasol cans. Useful in smuggling drugs and dinosaur embryos.

benzero
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benzero 06/10/11 - 10:26 am
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Sounds like an illegal

Sounds like an illegal search. Can dogs smell lsd and mushrooms? I don't think they are trained for that. And it shows you that you have NO rights. His probable cause was "they were nervous?" Who the heck isn't when they get pulled over?!?!?!!? I hope they get off.

CoastalDawg
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CoastalDawg 06/10/11 - 10:37 am
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Well I DON'T hope the guy

Well I DON'T hope the guy gets off with this but a few years ago a similar stop in Chatham County DID result in the driver getting away; he was stopped for speeding, ticketed or warned and released to leave - THEN the policeman decided that he should search the car, didn't get the driver's permission but called the drug dog which made a hit and a very large amount of marijuana was found. The case was dismissed with the very first court appearance because of the way that the search had been conducted. I would think that the proper procedure would be to detain the suspect until the police could get a judge to sign a search warrant and bring out the dog...Who really knows whether dogs can detect those two drugs but they WERE found. This will be an interesting case for court.

Patty-P
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Patty-P 06/10/11 - 10:42 am
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I hope they don't get off.

I hope they don't get off. Here's another reason to review policies so that law enforcement can do their jobs and continue to get dealers off the streets.

Boogaloo
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Boogaloo 06/10/11 - 11:36 am
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Dang, I wonder where he buys

Dang, I wonder where he buys his Cheetos at. All the ones I buy only have Cheetos in them.

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flintblade 07/06/11 - 01:51 am
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I strongly encourage everyone

I strongly encourage everyone to learn more about drugs. All drugs are different. Their potential for good or bad is decided by the user.
Psychedelic mushrooms and LSD are not the same as heroin.
Psychedelics can be very beneficial to the spirit and the mind when used consciously, and they don't lead to physical dependence the way that heroin does.

Mushrooms are a gift from God, from nature, they are a natural way for us to get in touch with ourselves. They are not they only way, but they do help, they can be good and they are beautiful.

I don't personally encourage anyone to do drugs. I encourage everyone to think for yourselves and make your own decisions.

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