A New York teen was arrested on a felony drug charge by Wildwood police.
Francis Schmidlin, 19, of Rochester, N.Y., had been driving a 2008 Buick Lucerne with New York plates at about 2 a.m. Wednesday on U.S. 301 at County Road 462 when he crossed a painted dividing line, according to an arrest report from the Wildwood Police Department. He was pulled over in the 200 block of South Main Street for a traffic stop.
When the officer approached the Buick, the police officer detected the aroma of marijuana.
Two glass smoking pipes were found in the vehicle’s center console. A bag found in the back seat of the vehicle contained a Mason jar containing marijuana. A pill container was found to contain Ziprasidone Hydrochloride. Schmidlin claimed to have a prescription for the drug, but was unable to produce it.
Two digital scales and 30 small plastic bags were also found in the bag.
“The plastic bags in question, are commonly used for packaging and redistributing marijuana,” the officer wrote in the arrest report.
Schmidlin was arrested on charges of drug possession, marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was booked on $5,000 bond at the Sumter County Detention Center.