Lucas Sheridan

Sheridan, Lucas Jay

Date of Booking:

Reason(s) For Booking:

Possession Marijuana less than 1 ounce

Officer’s Narrative:
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On 03/19/2022, at 0207 hours, I, Deputy Krauter, with the Houston County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO), was conducting stationary speed enforcement on Russell Parkway in a marked patrol vehicle.

While conducting stationary speed enforcement, I observed a vehicle traveling east on Russell Parkway at what appeared to be a high rate of speed. I used the handheld Lidar Speed Detection Device and confirmed the vehicles speed to be 66 MPH in post 45 MPH zone.

After the vehicle passed my patrol vehicle, I determined the vehicle to be a Silver, 2021 Kia K5 (Ga. tag [REDACTED BY AGENCY]). I followed the Kia east on Russell Parkway, advised Dispatch I was conducting a traffic stop at the intersection of Russell Parkway, and Red Fox Run, and also advised Dispatch of the Kia’s Ga. tag number.

Upon coming to a stop, I approached the Kia from the driver’s side, made contact with the offender, the driver, Lucas Sheridan, I introduced myself, and explained the reason for the traffic stop. I asked Lucas for his drivers license and he provided me with his Georgia Drivers License ([REDACTED BY AGENCY]).

While speaking with Lucas, I detected the odor of marijuana coming from the Kia, and I asked Lucas if there was anything in the Kia that he needed to tell me about. Lucas advised me he had a knife in the Kia, but when I asked if there were any drugs inside the Kia, Lucas advised no except that he recently smoked marijuana in the Kia.

I returned to my patrol vehicle and checked Lucas’ Georgia License status through NCIC via Dispatch. Dispatch advised Lucas’ Georgia License was valid and there were no active warrants for his arrest. Dispatch also advised the Kia’s registration was valid and there was active insurance on the Kia. I called for a second unit to stand by with Lucas while I conducted a search of the Kia.

Deputy T. Durham arrived on scene and I made contact again with Lucas. I advised Lucas due to the odor of marijuana coming from the Kia, that gave me probable cause to search the Kia. I instructed Lucas to step out of the Kia and he advised me there was a “rig” in the passenger seat. I asked what he meant by “rig” and he did not explain any further.

Deputy Durham stood by with Lucas and I began searching the Kia. I searched the front driver’s compartment and did not find any suspected marijuana or other contraband. I then searched the front passenger compartment and discovered a smoke/vape machine that gave off the odor common with marijuana or THC products.

I searching the back passenger compartment of the Kia and discovered a black gym bag. I searched the gym bag and discovered a blue resealable bag that red “BIG APPLE”, also the print on the bag advised that the contents of the bag were Cannabis Flowers.

I checked the bag, discovered approximately three cannabis flowers/ buds, and I also discovered Delta 8 vape oil which was legal to possess in the State of Georgia. I confiscated the blue bag and its contents and secured them inside my patrol vehicle.

I advised Lucas of his Miranda rights and asked him if he wanted to answer any further questioning. Lucas advised yes and I asked him about the contents in the blue bag. Lucas claimed they were legal to have and I advised him they were not.

I advised Lucas to turn around and placed his hands behind his back. Lucas complied, his wrists were placed in handcuffs, the handcuffs were checked for proper fit, double locked, and Lucas was secured in the back seat of my patrol vehicle.

I conducted a field test of the cannabis flowers and the test resulted in positive for Marijuana/ THC. I advised Lucas he was being charged for Possession of Marijuana less 1. oz.

The Northend on-call wrecker service (Don’s Towing) was called to tow the Kia from the scene. Don’s Towing arrived on scene, a tow log was completed, the Kia was turned over to Don’s Towing, and Lucas was then transported to the Houston County Detention Center.

Upon arrival at the Houston County Detention Center, all proper booking paperwork was completed, and Lucas was turned over to Detention staff.

Lucas was issued a Uniformed Traffic Citation for Speeding (Citation # A-251920) and I will being seeking Criminal Arrest Warrants for Marijuana Possession Less Than 1 oz.

An Evidence Voucher was completed and the Marijuana was submitted into evidence at the Houston County Sheriff’s Office.

Recorded in Unit #853.