HILLIARD, Fla. - A 19-year-old Nassau County man was arrested Friday night after a deputy working at a Hilliard Middle-Senior High School football game investigated the odor of marijuana coming from a small white car in the parking lot on school grounds.
When the driver opened the door to get out and the interior light came on, the deputy saw a .22-caliber rifle sitting upright in the back seat.
The deputy detained the driver and two other occupants, but only passenger Jakob Crow was arrested and charged with illegal possession of a firearm on school grounds and possession of marijuana.
According to the arrest report, when the deputy searched the car, he found a backpack containing two pickle jars filled with 15 grams of marijuana and $256.
Crow was booked into the Nassau County Jail.
Hilliard resident Hazel Mixson said she was heartbroken when she learned of the arrest.
"There's family. There's kids. Everybody is watching these football games," she said.
Mixson said she hopes Crow stays away from school property from now on.
"Not to have to worry about someone sitting there, trying to sell drugs or having a gun that may shoot somebody or try to hurt somebody or try to sell something to somebody that shouldn't be out on the street," Mixson said.
The school district said drugs and guns are never tolerated on school grounds. School officials said it's disappointing the incident happened on school property, and they are always working to make sure the games are safe.
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