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DUI stop along Overseas Highway becomes drug bust, deputies say

Authorities seize hallucinogenic mushrooms, marijuana

Deputies said they found hallucinogenic mushrooms and marijuna inside Michael Allen Holt's car.
Deputies said they found hallucinogenic mushrooms and marijuna inside Michael Allen Holt's car.

MARATON, Fla. – A traffic stop in the Florida Keys became a drug bust Saturday after deputies found hallucinogenic mushrooms and marijuana inside a suspected drunken driver's car, authorities said.

Michael Allen Holt, 46, of Plantation, faces charges of drug possession and driving under the influence.

Adam Linhardt, a spokesman for the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, said Holt was driving a black Mustang GT recklessly on the Overseas Highway around 4 p.m. A number of drivers called 911, saying the Mustang nearly caused several head-on collisions.

A deputy eventually pulled over Holt just south of the Vaca Cut Bridge, Linhardt said. Holt smelled of marijuana and struggled to roll down his window when a deputy approached his car, Linhardt said.

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Holt was unsteady on his feet, slurred his speech and failed a field sobriety test, deputies said.

A deputy found two ounces of hallucinogenic mushrooms and more than three ounces of marijuana inside the car, Linhardt said. The deputy also found a digital scale, a grinder and rolling papers.