Teen charged with tampering after hiding weed in his crotch

18-year-old Mason Fletcher has been charged with drug paraphernalia, possession of a schedule II drug, possession of marijuana for resale, and tampering with evidence after a traffic stop for speeding lead to the discovery of multiple illicit items in the vehicle and on his person.

On January 25th, Deputy Matt Lanius witnessed a vehicle traveling above the posted speed limit and conducted a traffic stop. The driver was found to be a minor and the passenger was identified as Mason Fletcher, who had just turned 18 the week prior. Deputy Lanius reported an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. He asked the driver to exit the vehicle and noticed a small white bag containing 2 grams of marijuana. He then asked Mason to get out of the vehicle and began searching him. Deputy Lanius found 2 hydrocodone pills on Mason’s person with no prescription.

Mason Fletcher (WCSO)
Mason Fletcher (WCSO)

Mason was placed into custody and transported for booking. When he arrived at booking the deputy asked Mason again if he had any other illegal substances on him. Mason admitted to having marijuana on his person and the deputy found 10 grams of marijuana and a digital scale in Mason’s crotch area. In a black box between Mason’s feet was a red solo cup with marijuana shake that was being used to weigh amounts of marijuana for individual resale.

Mason Fletcher was charged and arrested for Drug Paraphernalia, Possession Sch II (Hydrocodone), Possession Sch VI (Marijuana) for Resale, and Tampering with Evidence. His bond was set at $8,000.

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