STUART — When Stuart police executed a search warrant last week at a home on Southeast Florida Street, one sergeant reported it looked as if it were "raining" baggies of marijuana.
In the end, police recovered 50 "nickel bags" of pot — $5 amounts of marijuana packaged for sale — on Friday after executing a search warrant at a home in the 400 block of Southeast Florida Street, according to recently released records.
When Stuart police entered the residence, they saw Aaron Finley, 24, running away from the front door. Officers saw "multiple baggies in the air" as Finley ran.
"It looked like it was raining baggies," a sergeant is quoted as saying.
Strewn baggies "ultimately led to the defendant (Finley)," an affidavit states.
Finley, of the 500 block of Southeast Florida Street in Stuart, was arrested on felony charges including possession of more than 20 grams of cannabis and possession of cannabis with intent to sell. Finley also was arrested on a misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia charge.
Finley, who had $188 on him, said he doesn't work and denied knowing about the pot, which weighed about 30 grams in the packages.
Finley was released Sunday from the Martin County Jail on $15,500 bail, according to the Sheriff's Office.