On Thursday a little after midnight, a deputy from the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office
observed a Ford truck with Florida plates outside an establishment called 3 Olives Liquor & Lounge. The bar had been under investigation for cocaine sales, according to TCPalm.com
The vehicle was registered to Shane Miller, read the arrest report, which added that the driver had a lengthy rap sheet and suspended license. The officer relayed the information to detectives who traveled to the scene.
Miller stayed in the club until about 2 a.m. When he got back in his truck, he was immediately pulled over as he attempted to get out of the parking lot.
"As he was being handcuffed on the ground a small blue metal container fell from his person," read the report. "Inside the container was a white powdery substance weighing less than one gram that field tested positive for the presence of cocaine."
A search of the car revealed various items: a black .45 Kimber 1911 handgun with seven rounds in the magazine; a clear plastic bag containing seven grams of cocaine; a clear plastic bag containing five grams of cannabis; a multicolored glass smoking device with cannabis residue; and a Crown Royal bag with a digital scale that contained cocaine residue.
The Port St. Lucie man, 31, has been convicted on various charges including possession of a firearm; possession of methamphetamine and cocaine; and battery on a police officer.
He was charged anew with possession of cocaine with intent to sell; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; possession of marijuana under 20 grams; possession of paraphernalia; and driving with a suspended license.