Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Letroy Shelton Guion, Green Bay Packer Player Facing Property Forfeiture After Marijuana Bust

Green Bay Packer player had a 9mm handgun, $190,028 in cash and 357 grams of marijuana during a traffic violation stop in Florida.

By H. Nelson Goodson 
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

February 4, 2015

Starke, Florida - On Tuesday, Starke police arrested Letroy Shelton Guion Jr., 27, after they discovered 357 grams of marijuana, $190K in cash and a 9mm handgun in his vehicle. Guion a NFL Green Bay Packer defense tackle player  was stopped around 11:03 p.m. by police for failure to stay in his lane and then noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside his 2015 Dodge Ram truck.
Police say, Guion was told to exit the truck and became agitated when a search of his truck began. He told officers he had a registered weapon in the truck and had some cash inside too. When Guion suddenly went to his passenger side of the truck to remove a backpack, police put him in handcuffs. Marijuana was found inside the backpack, according to police.
Guion was charged with felony possession of marijuana over 20 grams and a felony for having a weapon while in a commission of a crime.  Bail for Guion was set at $100,000 cash.
Guion was provided with a forfeiture of property notice by police, since the cash was inside the backpack with the marijuana and may forfeit his truck too.
The police report stated, "The officer approached the driver's side of the vehicle and observed the driver partially hanging out of the driver's window. The driver then asked the officer if he knew who he was. Due to the driver's behavior and due to the smell of marijuana, the officer asked the driver, who was later identified as Letroy Shelton Guion, Jr. to step out of the vehicle and called for back-up units."
"When asked if he had anything illegal in the vehicle such as weapons or narcotics, Mr. Guion disclosed that he had a firearm, registered to him, inside the vehicle. When backup units arrived, the officer initiated a search of the vehicle, due to his probable cause established by the Strong Odor of Marijuana coming from the interior of the vehicle. The officer quickly located Mr. Guion's firearm which is described as a 9mm semi-automatic handgun.
"The officer continued the search after securing the firearm, and reports that Mr. Guion became "extremely uncooperative and hostile". The officer reports that Guion "kept coming towards the vehicle several times saying "hey man, my money is in there. Don't let him take my money". The officer reports that Guion then "rushed" the driver's side of the vehicle in an attempt to remove a black bag pack that was located on the front passenger seat of the vehicle. Mr. Guion was then secured in hand cuffs for officer safety.
"After Mr. Guion's attempt to remove the black bag pack, the officer observed that the bag was half unzipped. Inside the bag the officer observed a large bag containing a green leafy substance that appeared to be marijuana. The officer then opened the black bag pack and observed a large plastic bag containing two clear gallon Ziplock bags, both containing the green leafy substance appearing to be marijuana. Substance samples from each bag were individually tested with a KN Reagent Marijuana test kit and tested positive for marijuana. Mr. Guion was then placed under arrest for felony possession of Marijuana, due to the weight of the marijuana being more than 20 grams. He was additionally charged with possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony. The bags were weighed at 190 grams and 167 grams for a total weight of 357 grams of marijuana.
"As the officer continued searching the black bag pack, he located a total in excess of $190,028.81 in US Currency in the middle pocket of the bag.
"Due to the currency being located in the same bag as the large quantity of marijuana, the currency was seized and secured. The vehicle was towed and secured. Mr. Guion was provided with a notice of forfeiture and property receipt. The firearm, marijuana, and additional evidence were secured in evidence," the Starke police report stated.

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