Things Not To Say (Or Admit) To A Law Enforcement Agent (#6)
When cops pulled over Demetrius Lawson Sunday for driving without a seatbelt, the 34-year-old Floridian told an officer, “Man, I’m going to jail.” Lawson explained that his driver’s license had been suspended, and he had already been declared a “Habitual Traffic Offender.”
Lawson was handcuffed and searched by Deputy Jeremy Liddell, who asked the suspect whether he “had anything illegal on him.” When Lawson answered that he did not, Liddell reminded him that if he was booked into jail and anything was discovered, he would be hit with an additional charge of introducing contraband into a correctional facility.
On reflection, Lawson replied, “I have some green in my nuts,” according to a sheriff's report excerpted here.
A small amount of marijuana was recovered by cops, who charged Lawson with a pair of felonies and a misdemeanor. Lawson, pictured above, was booked into the Manatee County jail where he is being held in lieu of $3120 bond.