Sex offender and passenger arrested for felony near Plantation
A convicted sex offender was arrested by the Florida Highway Patrol on Friday morning after a traffic stoppage on the US highway. 27 near the Plantation development in Leesburg.
The officer was stopped at a red light at the intersection of Plantation Boulevard. and US Highway. 27 when he observed two men in a landscaping truck who were not wearing seat belts. When the light changed, the officer parked behind the truck and turned on his emergency lights. The van didn’t stop right away, and the officer noted that the driver and passenger appeared to be accessing the area between where they were seated, according to the arrest report.
When the officer asked the driver for his license, he was given a Florida ID card for 41-year-old Jeremy Earnest Sullivan. Sullivan told the soldier his license had been suspended. The officer smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle and observed what appeared to be small amounts of a green leafy substance as well as what looked like the end of a finished joint.
Sullivan and the passenger, Kadeem Techeira, 33, of Orlando, were removed from the vehicle and a search of the vehicle was conducted. The methamphetamine was found in a bag that belonged to Sullivan. Sullivan was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia as well as driving with a suspended license. A records check revealed that Sullivan had been convicted of sexually assaulting a child over the age of 12 but under 16, as well as multiple conduct suspended sentences. Bond was set at $4,500 which it posted.
The search also revealed that Techeira had a secret unlicensed firearm as well as drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine. His bail was set at $7,500, which he posted.