From your local news station wtsp, a local man was arrested for his improvised BBQ at the beach…
Instead of a cookout on father’s day that included hamburgers and hotdogs, one local man decided to add a bit more punch to his grill. PCSO deputies arrested 24-year-old Charles Tapp after finding him cooking methamphetamine at a local beach.
Deputies first noticed a dark truck along the mangrove area of Gandy beach last Saturday night. Making a citizen’s contact with the defendant, police found several drug needles in his truck along with items associated with cooking meth.
Narcotics detectives were called in, and after further investigation, the suspect was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of the chemicals pseudoephedrine and hydrochloric gas.
Per the Sheriff’s office, post-miranda, Tapp admitted to cooking up meth at the beach.
A look at Mr. Tapp’s prior record shows nothing in Pinellas County. Depending on his prior record elsewhere, Tapp may qualify for drug court if addiction is an issue. If sucessfully completed, drug court Otherwise the possession of meth charge and possession of unlawful chemicals are each third-degree felonies punishable by up to five years in prison per count!
Additionally, the needles would be punishable by up to one year county jail for every possession of paraphernalia count.
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