She Was Following the Law; Her Reward Was to be Jailed and Hit With $170,000 Bail

A woman who tried to do the right thing by legally leaving her ship that damaged Hurricane Irma ended up being arrested by the authorities.

According to police, when agent Mario Bertolami of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) spoke with 25-year-old Autumn Guzzi at the FWC’s Marathon office about the documents she had to sign for the boat to be destroyed, he noticed that a smell of marijuana was coming out of Guzzi’s van. Bertolami called the Border Patrol to verify the location with a trained dog, and the animal “indicated the vehicle,” according to a report by agent Steven Katz of the Monroe County police.

Guzzi, who according to court documents, lives helpless in Key West, ended up arrested on Monday and charged with several counts of possession of drugs, since the herb was not the only thing found in the car.

Inside the van, FWC agents and Monroe County police found nearly two ounces of MDMA, commonly known as Ecstasy; 22.8 grams of cocaine; eight different types of prescription drugs, including oxycodone and clonazepam; 5.5 grams of marijuana; 2.7 grams of marijuana oil; a scale; and baggies used to pack narcotics, according to the report.

Autumn Guzzi

Guzzi was taken to the Stock Island jail on Monday where she still remained on Tuesday with $ 170,000 bail.


Source: el Nuevo Herald