Santa Rosa Beach, Fla — A car driving without a tag light at 2 o’clock in the morning leads to an arrest for drugs and an illegally concealed firearm.
On November 15th at approximately 1:57 a.m. a Walton County Sheriff’s Deputy observed a vehicle traveling west on County Highway 30A without a tag light. A traffic stop was initiated near County Highway 30A and Cassine Way, but the vehicle turned into Cassine Gardens.
The driver of the vehicle, Blake Niesielowski, 25, became very nervous as he began fumbling for words and breathing very heavily when talking to the deputy. He was shaking and his legs were also quivering. According to the deputy a strong smell of marijuana was coming from inside the vehicle. When asked if there were any weapons or illegal narcotics in the vehicle Niesielowski initially denied, but eventually admitted to having marijuana in the vehicle.
Additional deputies arrived and a while searching the vehicle discovered a cellophane package containing methamphetamine and seven grams of marijuana in the center console. A handgun was also located under the driver’s seat of the vehicle. When asked by deputies about the gun Niesielowski answered, “I don’t know how the gun got there.”
Deputies seized the illegal substances, a pack of rolling papers, and the 9mm Smith and Wesson handgun. All were logged into evidence.
“This is what makes our jobs dangerous,” said Sheriff Michael Adkinson. “Drug users – meth addicts – with guns. They are a huge threat to our deputies and the public.”
Niesielowski was arrested and charged for possession of controlled substance, possession of a concealed firearm without a permit, and possession of marijuana under 20 grams. He was transported and booked into the Walton County Jail.