DOCUMENT: Florida, Stupid, Crime

Man Tried To Sell Marijuana To Uniformed Cop

Floridian, 28, approached officer in bid to move "bud"


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Uniformed Cop Pot Deal

JUNE 12--Q: Who tries to sell marijuana to a cop in uniform?

A: Terandell Curlee Coleman.

According to police, a Panama City Beach officer was on patrol late last night in an unmarked car when he was approached by Coleman. The 28-year-old Floridian was pushing a baby stroller carrying his two-month-old infant.

Lt. John Deegins, the uniformed officer, reported that Coleman approached him “using slang words indicating he was attempting to sell narcotics.” When Deegins showed interest, Coleman “parked the stroller” next to a vehicle about 15 to 20 feet away.

As detailed in a probable cause affidavit, Coleman offered to sell Deegins $25 worth of “bud” and “displayed a small clear plastic package containing a green leafy substance appearing to be cannabis.” Coleman was then arrested for possession with intent to sell the 1.4 grams of marijuana, a misdemeanor.

Pictured above, Coleman was also charged with felony child neglect for allegedly seeking to conduct a narcotics transaction “while acting as a caregiver” for the baby, who was left attended while the pot sale was being negotiated.

Coleman, who is being held in the county jail, is scheduled this afternoon for an initial Circuit Court appearance. Court records show that he was arrested earlier this year for burglary and has been free on bond in that case. However, in light of Coleman’s bust last night, prosecutors today filed a motion to revoke his release in the pending burglary case. (1 page)