A Palm Coast man was jailed on a felony drug charge after he was reportedly caught in St. Augustine Beach with 22 grams of marijuana.
Noah Chirco, 21, told the arresting officers that he was on a first date late on Oct. 30 when they found the marijuana in his car, which was parked on A1A Beach Blvd.
An officer was looking over Chirico’s 2014 Honda Civic, which was parked near the beach, and found a large green Mason jar that contained a leafy substance, the St. Augustine Beach Police arrest report said. A police K9 named Kilo was called in and had a response to the door where the jar was located, police said.
When the vehicle was searched, they found marijuana, a scale, a grinder and rolling papers, the arrest report said. Chirco told arresting officers that the marijuana, grinder and rolling papers belonged to him and that the scale belonged to a friend.
St. Augustine Beach Police said that Chirco told them, “I can’t believe you guys caught me with that cheap weed. I usually smoke much better.”
The suspect added that “the amount you guys caught with me with, usually lasted me about a week.”
Jail records showed Chirco was released on $1,500 bail 12 hours after he was booked.