9mm & 357 Grams

By Cori Petersen

On Tuesday February 3rd in northeast Florida, Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Letroy Shelton Guion, Jr. was stopped by police for swerving. His behavior and actions led to his arrest and vehicle towed, reported by authorities Wednesday.

Starke Police stopped Guion, Jr. around the 2300 block of North Temple Avenue around 11pm, in his 2015 Dodge Ram. Upon approaching the truck the officer could sense a “strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle,” police said.

As the officer advanced towards the vehicle, allegedly Guion, Jr. was protruding from the driver-side window, asking if they knew who he was, said police. It was then that he was asked to exit the truck, and backup was called to the scene.

When asked if there was anything illegal in the vehicle, Guion, Jr relayed there was a registered gun of his inside. After backup arrived, officers retrieved a 9mm handgun and continued to search. At this point Mr. Guion, Jr. became agitated.

Officers on the scene stated that Guion, Jr. Was “extremely uncooperative and hostile,” even taking to “rushing” the driver’s side of the vehicle. Guion, Jr. was placed under arrest after he was seen attempting to remove a black bag from the truck.

A search of the bag turned up roughly 357 grams of a substance believed to be Cannabis as well as nearly 200k in cash. Due to the proximity of the Cannabis and the cash investigators seized the cash.

Facing charges of “possession of marijuana over 20 grams,” and “possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony,” Guion, Jr. was released on a $100,000 bond Wednesday February 4th 2015.

Of course, one could, with equal accuracy list the crimes committed in this incident as: “Uniformed thugs kidnap a man, steal his personal property and $200,000 of his cash, and then have the nerve to demand he pay a further $100,000 for his release,” but don’t hold your breath waiting for the mainstream media to report it in that manner.

The second “crime” also has the additional justification in that it has an actual victim—Guion Jr.

Can anyone find the “victim” in the first “crime?” This reporter can’t.