Faulty headlamp leads to Waukee man’s arrest for cannabis

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Dylan Lee Simpson, 18, of Waukee was arrested Saturday on charges of first-offense possession of a controlled substance-cannabidiol, first-offense possession of a controlled substance-marijuana, failure to affix drug stamp and possession of drug paraphernalia and cited for providing tobacco to a minor and insufficient number of headlamps.

A Waukee man was arrested for possession of cannabis late Saturday after he was pulled over for a burned-out headlight.

Dylan Lee Simpson, 18, of 1415 S.E. Primrose Lane, Waukee, was charged with first-offense possession of a controlled substance-cannabidiol, first-offense possession of a controlled substance-marijuana, failure to affix drug stamp and possession of drug paraphernalia and cited for providing tobacco to a minor and insufficient number of headlamps.

The incident began about 11:30 p.m. Saturday near the intersection of S.E. Olson Drive and S.E. Alice’s Road in Waukee, where a Dallas County Deputy Sheriff initiated a traffic stop on a 2014 Subaru Legacy with a headlight that was out.

According to court records, the deputy made contact with the driver, Simpson, and “observed several crumbs of a green leafy substance consistent with marijuana” on the “center console, floor and seats of the car.”

A probable-cause search of the vehicle ensued, which disclosed “five boxes of a Friendly Farms-brand ‘Liquid Live’ substance. The substance was in liquid form and packed into glass cartridges. Each package had a marijuana plant logo on it. On the back of the packages it stated that the substance was 68% THC and that it contained cannabis,” according to court records.

The search of a backpack in the vehicle disclosed “a clear, plastic baggy of marijuana” that “weighed 53 grams and tested positive for THC,” according to court records. Also found were “a scale inside the backpack with wax residue” and “a box of ‘RAW’ rolling papers.”

Simpson is held in the Dallas County Jail on a $7,537.63 cash or surety bond. He is scheduled to appear Dec. 10 in Dallas County District Court.

*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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