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Cops: Suspect Claimed Free Pass On Meth

Man, 50, claimed he was "allowed to carry" drug

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Meth Pass?

OCTOBER 27--After a sheriff’s deputy found an uncapped syringe and a crystal substance among his belongings, a Florida Man demanded that the cop call the FBI and local police since he was purportedly “allowed to carry methamphetamine,” according to an arrest report.

Robert Lawson, 50, was questioned yesterday after he was spotted loitering near a wooded area in Clearwater, cops say. During a “consensual encounter,” Lawson reportedly gave police permission to search him and his bags.

According to the arrest report, the search yielded a small baggie containing “a crystal substance” which tested positive for meth, as well as a “used/uncapped syringe with a brown liquid residue.”

After being read his rights, Lawson, seen above, demanded that Deputy Daniel Maddox call “the FBI and Saint Petersburg Police department because he is allowed to carry methamphetamine,” the report notes.

Lawson was arrested on a felony drug possession charge and a misdemeanor drug paraphernalia count. He is being held in the county jail on $2150 bond.

Lawson’s rap sheet includes convictions for trespassing, battery, possession of drug paraphernalia, and consuming alcohol in a city park. (1 page)