|Published:||Nov 08, 2012 11:33 AM EST|
|Updated:||Nov 08, 2012 5:49 PM EST|
LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A Lee County commissioner was cited during a traffic stop after leaving a suspected drug house.
Brian Bigelow was cited for letting a 19-year-old drive his rental car without a license. Deputies say they saw that driver go into the house. When they pulled the car over, the deputy saw the front and rear windows go down and smelled marijuana when he approached the car.
The driver, David Alex Henley, is charged with driving without a license, and possession of marijuana and cocaine. He has since bailed out of jail and did not have to make a first appearance in court this morning.
Commissioner Bigelow was in the passenger seat. The deputy says he became nervous, his hands were shaking and he told the deputy they couldn't search the car.
At this point, Bigelow is not facing any drug-related charges, but he was cited for allowing an unauthorized person to drive a motor vehicle.