Sheila Zitske

Name:
Zitske, Sheila Ann

Date of Booking:
11/2/2021

Reason(s) For Booking:
Material affixed to front windshield

Possession Marijuana less than 1 ounce

Officer’s Narrative:
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BACKGROUND:
On the above time and date, I was working for the Houston County Sheriff’s Office. I was assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division dedicated to the ICE unit. I was driving a marked law enforcement vehicle and wearing assigned uniform with my badge displayed. I was working traffic enforcement on I-75.

OBSERVATIONS BEFORE TRAFFIC STOP:
I was sitting near the 130 mile marker observing southbound traffic. I observed a white Chrysler Pacifica traveling south with what appeared to be very dark window tint. The tint was so dark I could not see any occupants inside the vehicle. I caught up to the Pacifica and made a traffic stop on the Pacifica at the 128 mile marker southbound.

OBSERVATIONS AFTER TRAFFIC STOP:
I made contact with the driver, Sheila McFarland and told her why I pulled her over and measured her tint at 6%. There was also two adult males and three children in the vehicle. There was an overwhelming odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. I called for another unit and Sgt. Broome and Dep. Robinson arrived shortly later.

I had Zitske and the front seat passenger Aki Latif Williams, step out of the vehicle who at the time, I thought were the only two adults in the car. I told them I smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the car. I read them Miranda Rights and Zitske stated there was a bag of marijuana in the center console. I searched the vehicle and found no other contraband besides the bag of marijuana. I asked Williams and Zitske who’s marijuana it was and Zitske claimed possession of the marijuana. She was arrested and the vehicle and children were turned over to Williams. Zitske was transported to the Houston County Jail in Perry where she was turned over to booking.