71.6 F
The Villages
Thursday, September 21, 2023

Nervous driver nabbed with jar of psychedelic mushrooms

Jacob Daniel Culbertson
Jacob Daniel Culbertson

A habitual traffic offender who appeared to be very nervous was arrested with a jar of psychedelic mushrooms after a traffic stop on U.S. Hwy. 27/441.

Jacob Daniel Culbertson, 42, who lives in The Quarters Apartments in Lady Lake, was driving a white Toyota SUV shortly before 4 p.m. Saturday when an automatic license plate reader notified a police officer that the vehicle owner’s license has been suspended 60 months, according to an arrest report from the Fruitland Park Police Department.

During a traffic stop, Culbertson admitted his license was suspended. The officer found that the Maryland native has been classified as a habitual traffic offender.

Culbertson, who was arrested earlier this year on a charge of reckless driving, “appeared nervous” and had “shaky hands.” The officer noted he was “sweating profusely.”

A search of the vehicle turned up a jar of psychedelic mushrooms. Culbertson claimed he did not know it was illegal to possess them.

He was arrested on felony charges of drug possession and driving while license suspended. He was booked at the Lake County Jail and released after posting $4,000 bond.

Who asked the Developer to submit names for the fire district board?

In a Letter to the Editor, a Villager wonders who asked the Developer to submit names for a yet-to-be-created fire district board?

Fire district charade

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Pennecamp resident calls out Sumter County officials on the “fire district charade.”

Why should Villagers north of State Road 44 pay for fire station down south?

A Village of Sanibel resident is wondering why Villagers north of State Road 44 should help pay for a fire station down south. Read his Letter to the Editor.

Daily Sun’s story on AED program prompts question from reader

A Villages Daily Sun story on the AED program prompted a question from a reader. Check out her Letter to the Editor.

Trump was completely delusional in TV interview

A Village of McClure resident contends former President Trump was delusional in an interview aired Sunday on “Meet the Press.”