OCSO: Teens face felony charges after officials confiscate drugs, cash and weapon
Two teens are now facing felony narcotics and other charges after an early Sunday morning traffic stop.
According to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, Sunday morning around 1:40 a.m. a deputy pulled over a car of five teenagers and smelled marijuana.
That prompted a search of the car which resulted in the discovery of drugs, cash and a weapon.
Two of the five teenagers in the car are now facing felony charges among other charges.
In the search, officials found a brown purse with bags of Xanax, MDMA, and marijuana along with cash in street folds, which according to OCSO is how narcotics dealers typically carry their money.
Paige Chaffins, 16, of Mary Esther told the sheriff's office that the purse and contents belonged to her. She is now charged with possession with intent to distribute Xanax, MDMA, and marijuana as well as possession of drug paraphernalia.
Elijah Lenoir, 13, of Niceville has been charged with possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony, possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Officials found a Louis Vuitton satchel containing a 22-caliber handgun, cash, marijuana, baggies and a digital scale.
OCSO says that they are able to release identities of juveniles who commit felonies are not protected under Florida Public Records laws.