Police: Laser pointer suspect had pot in his rectum

Ormond Beach police said a bag of marijuna fell out of Jesse Roepcke's rectum while he was being strip-searched at the Volusia County Jail.

Ben Hooper

ORMOND BEACH, Fla., April 7 (UPI) -- Police in Florida said a man arrested for aiming a laser pointer at motorists was found to be concealing a bag of suspected marijuana in his rectum.

Ormond Beach police said officers investigating a report of a person shining a laser pointer at a woman's face while she was driving Sunday determined Jesse Roepcke, 27, had aimed his laser at the woman and multiple other drivers while he was a passenger in a car driven by his girlfriend, Brandie Tate, 28.


Police said Roepcke, who told officers he was "just having fun" with the laser pointer and didn't know shining it at motorists was illegal, had a smoking device that smelled like marijuana in his possession.

The suspect was taken to the Volusia County Jail, where officers conducting a strip search said a bag of a leafy green substance fell out of his rectum. The contents of the bag smelled like marijuana, police said.

Roepcke was charged with pointing a laser at a driver or pilot, possession or use of narcotic paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and smuggling contraband into a prison. He was ordered held in lieu of $4,250 bail.


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