Wildwood man with meth arrested after K-9 alerts on his vehicle

Tyler Liccardi

A Wildwood man was arrested after a K-9 alerted on his vehicle and methamphetamine was found tucked in his pocket.

Tyler Liccardi, 23, had been driving a gray Hyundai four-door when he was pulled over at 1:45 a.m. Aug. 5 on U.S. 441 in Leesburg when a Leesburg police officer ran the car’s license plate and found it was not registered to the vehicle. The tag was also expired. A check also revealed Liccardi was driving on a suspended license.

A K-9 unit arrived on the scene and the dog alerted on the vehicle, indicating the likely presence of drugs. A search turned up a plastic bag containing methamphetamine in Liccardi’s pocket. Smoking devices and a digital scale were also found in the vehicle.

Liccardi was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was booked at the Lake County Jail and released after posting $8,000 bond.