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Bicycle traffic stop leads to methamphetamine trafficking charge

Posted 5/23/24

ORANGE PARK – A man a Clay County Sheriff’s Office deputy said wasn’t observing stop signs or riding a bicycle without a rear red light or reflector while riding on Blairmore Boulevard was …

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Bicycle traffic stop leads to methamphetamine trafficking charge


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ORANGE PARK – A man a Clay County Sheriff’s Office deputy said wasn’t observing stop signs or riding a bicycle without a rear red light or reflector while riding on Blairmore Boulevard was arrested for trafficking methamphetamine during his traffic stop.

Lucas James Lawrence, 37, of Orange Park, is being held without bond after being charged on May 18 with trafficking, possession of fentanyl and resisting law enforcement.

According to the arrest report, the deputy said Lawrence was riding his bicycle through parking lots, onto Blairmore, into the crosswalk and sidewalk without stopping. He then made a U-turn and rode through another parking lot when the deputy decided to stop him. The deputy said Lawrence cursed at him before dropping his bike and trying to run away. The chase ended quickly. According to the arrest report, while he was being handcuffed, the deputy found a bag of methamphetamine clinched in Lawrence’s hand. Other bags were found in his pockets and around his shorts and legs.

The total weight of the methamphetamine was 27.67 grams. Any weight more than 14 grams constitutes trafficking in Florida. The weight of the fentanyl was 4.9 grams.