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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.

By
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.

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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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