A Summerfield couple was arrested on drug charges late Thursday morning after a Marion County sheriff’s sergeant stopped to speak with them.
The sergeant was conducting his routine neighborhood security checks when he spotted 41-year-old Daniel Nicole Green and 48-year-old Maryanne Lee Williams leaving the yard of a residence on SE 80th Avenue with a gas can. The sergeant was familiar with the couple’s history and wasn’t sure if they had permission to be at the property, a report states.
As he was approaching the couple, the sergeant reported that Green handed Williams several small objects, which she then threw to the ground. He observed those items to be a glass pipe and two metal pipes that he believed were used for consuming illegal narcotics, the report says.
As deputies were attempting to put Green in handcuffs, they reported that he tossed a cigarette pack over a fence. They recovered the cigarette pack, which smelled of marijuana and contained a brown, rolled cigarette containing a green leafy substance that field-tested positive for marijuana. They also recovered the pipes, which contained a white residue that tested positive for cocaine and pieces of a Brillo pad, which is commonly used as a filter for narcotics, the report says.
After being read his rights, Green allegedly admitted to smoking crack and marijuana. He said the metal pipes belonged to him but the glass pipe did not. He admitted to using the metal pipes to smoke crack and said there was “weed” in the cigarette pack, the report says.
Green also admitted to tossing the cigarette pack over the fence because he was “trying not to get caught with the (expletive deleted).” He said he was already on bail and handed his “old lady” the pipes because she didn’t want him to return to jail “over some pipes,” the report says.
After being read her rights, Williams said she didn’t touch the pipes and denied knowing who they belonged to. But she then said they obviously belonged to Green, the report says.
Both Green and Williams were placed under arrest and transported to the Marion County Jail. Green was charged with possession of marijuana (not more than 20 grams), possession and/or use of drug equipment and destroying or tampering with evidence. He was being held on no bond and is due in court June 30 at 9 a.m.
Williams was charged with possession and/or use of drug equipment. She was released Thursday night on $1,000 bond and her next court date hasn’t yet been set, jail records show.