Two men in possession of large amounts of marijuana are at the Flagler County jail after they fled from law enforcement even as they were engaged in a traffic stop.
The two men were pulled over in the early hours of Monday morning for a routine traffic stop on State Road 100, by the I-95 overpass: Dwayne M. Carty, 30, at the wheel of a gray Nissan, had made a turn into oncoming traffic. He told a deputy he was not familiar with the area. Shareef Gaborone, 21, was in the passenger seat.
They told the deputy they’d been in South Florida for a couple of days. The deputy noticed the car was empty. “Y’all have any luggage? Nothing?” the deputy asked. “I still don’t understand how you go to Miami for two days and you don’t bring anything, no clothes or anything.” The deputy figured something was up.
He asked them to “pop the trunk.” Carty does, from his driver’s seat. Another deputy checks the trunk as the first deputy asks for a driver’s license. Neither of them has an American license. Carty has a Jamaican one. Gaborone claims to have handed over his Jamaican passport earlier. Just as he says so, Carty slams on the accelerator and takes off, seemingly oblivious to where the deputies were standing or to surrounding traffic.
The deputy who was inspecting the trunk had by then lifted a Target plastic bag out of it and was beginning to inspect its contents. Within it, he spotted a vacuum-sealed bag containing what would turn out to be some 323 grams of marijuana, according to the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office.
Carty took the northbound ramp onto I-95 and sped north, exiting at Palm Coast Parkway, where deputies were in position with stop sticks, which punctured the Nissan’s tires. Carty drove west on Palm Coast Parkway, at one point allegedly blowing through red lights and throwing something from the window. The Nissan crashed into a metal cable box near the U.S. Post Office on Pine Cone Drive, causing about $1,000 in damages to the box. There, Carty fled on foot even as a deputy was warning him he’d be Tased, but he didn’t get far.
Two post office employees pointed deputies in his direction. He’d crawled under a storage structure. Taser at the ready, a deputy ordered him out–Carty still had his Apple AirPods in his ears–and a half dozen deputies took control of him.
Carty would later tell deputies that he usually smokes a lot of pot. Gaborone said he was not aware of the contents of the trunk.
The Nissan was registered to a woman unrelated to the two men, and Customs and Border Patrol informed the sheriff’s office that the two men were undocumented. They were being held at the Flagler County Jail for the Border Patrol. Gaborone was charged with just one misdemeanor–fabricating a personal ID–but Carty was charged with two misdemeanors and four felonies, including fleeing and eluding police, possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana, and tampering with evidence.
Build the Wall!!
They entered by plane through Florida, genius
A wall between the US and Jamaica????
Large amounts of pot!? That’s laughable considering they had well under a pound between 2 people.
Undocumented illegal immigrants, why am I not surprised. Build the f..king wall NOW and get it done!
A wall in the ocean. Makes sense.
@No need for fun house mirror
Great police work-and terrible decisions by the criminals, but c’mon – the “hundreds” of grams works out to 11 ounces. Yes, over 20 grams is a felony. What will be the ultimate expense to all concerned?
Meanwhile – what’s the latest on white collar crime?
Willy Boy says
When you put it that way, it does sound like a large amount.
Born and Raised Here says
Sounds like they are a couple of Pawns, lets go after the King.
the amount of weed doesnt really bother me ,what I dont like is they are here illegally, hopefully the border patrol sends them back where they came from
Non Hypocrite says
The article says illegals! What wall stops illegals? Whats weird is these two guys get “build that wall” comments, and… how many of you left comments for your murdering, white com padre a couple of stories down??? Or the other one who stomped his wife to death in a jealous rage. How about the father that shot his son to death, or the woman who killed her husband and buried him in the backyard. I can go on, what about the guy who shot his wife in the chest with an AK-47 and killed her?
Oh yeah, then there’s also Mr. Johansen who shot and killed his wife Brandi in the F-section. What about Mr. Bova (another white male) killing a mother of Latin descent while she worked. Man, I can go on and on. That’s all right here in this community. Maybe the Natives of whats now called America should have built a wall when they saw the first pale face!
Unka G says
“ Undocumented “ illegal immigrants ,doing illegal things with no respect for law enforcement in our town ! Waiting for ICE
to come and pick em up and ship them back
to a Sanctuary city to continue their life of
Todd ali says
To the cops. If they are going to check a car and it’s occupants for illegal contraband, in this situation they should have played it real smooth, get them out 1 at a time hand handcuffed them both. Now the cops just avoided a Chase and a physical altercation with either. Now it’s safe to check out the entire car. Use common sense and SAFETY IS ALWAYS FIRST.
Ennovis Enof says
The ultimate of hypocricy is don’t do as I do! The wall has been erected since Europeans step foot on this soil! BWD all the way!
Disgusted in DBS says
Here illegally, unlicensed, and with drugs. This is what having open borders and visa overstays yields. Why bother to have any laws at all?
build the wall? around what – the entire country? these 2 are from Jamaica… ridiculous. Maybe we should build a great Dome….??? I do not support the huge influx if illegal immigrants making their way in, but the wall is such a waste of money.
CB from PC says
Just glad no innocent person was injured or killed during the pursuit.
These two have no respect for our border, our laws, or the right of others to avoid being killed due to their BS.
Oh sure…just a small amount of pot. Some of you commentors brain logic demonstrates that it does damage your ability to think.