Wildwood man arrested with marijuana and cocaine after K-9 alerts on his vehicle

Charles David Lewis Jr.

A Wildwood man was arrested with marijuana and cocaine after a K-9 alerted on his vehicle during a traffic stop.

Charles David Lewis Jr., 50, at 11:53 a.m. Sunday had been at the wheel of a gray Toyota pickup that was parked in the intersection of Fourth Avenue and Fifth Avenue in Wildwood, according to an arrest report from the Wildwood Police Department. Lewis drove away when he spotted the police squad car approach his vehicle. A traffic stop was initiated at County Road 44A and Roy Street.

A K-9 unit was summoned to the scene and the dog alerted on the vehicle, signaling the likely presence of drugs. Lewis admitted there was marijuana and a pipe in the vehicle’s center console. The pipe and marijuana were found in an iPhone box in the center console. Bags of cocaine were found in the driver’s door compartment and under the driver’s seat.

Lewis was arrested on a felony charge of cocaine possession as well as misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana and possession of drug equipment. He was booked at the Sumter County Detention Center and released after posting $4,000 bond.