Burned-out license tag light leads to arrest of 3 on drug charges in St. Lucie


— A burned-out tag light led to three drug arrests on Florida's Turnpike in Fort Pierce, according to a Florida Highway Patrol arrest report.

FHP Trooper R.W. Ivey stopped the southbound Chevrolet Trailblazer about 10:45 p.m. Saturday near mile marker 156.

Ivey reported seeing a handgun, rolling papers and a marijuana cigarette in the vehicle as he was speaking with the driver, Shannon Leann Rahn, 30, of Coral Springs.

Passenger Ian Christopher Johnson, 25, of Hollywood, said he had thrown some marijuana from the window, the report states, and when a bag of Percocet was found in Rahn's bra, Johnson said the pills were his and he was taking them to a friend.

Rahn, Johnson and passenger Kevin Henry Johnson, 30, of Margate, were charged with possession of marijuana under 20 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia, reports state. Rahn and Ian Johnson also were charged with trafficking, possession of a controlled substance and evidence tampering.

Rahn also was charged with possession of an amphetamine and received a faulty equipment notice for the burned-out bulb, reports said. She was released Sunday from the St. Lucie County Jail on $40,500 bond, a jail spokeswoman said.

The men remained jailed Monday, according to records, with bail set at $2,250 for Kevin Johnson and $96,000 for Ian Johnson.


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