A Bradenton man was arrested Friday morning, but he still thanked deputies for finding a bong during a vehicle search that he thought he’d lost seven years ago
, according to a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office report.
and Matthew Hawley
were pulled over at midnight for a license plate light being out.
He was then asked if there were any drugs in the car and he said no, according to the report.
A search of the vehicle revealed about 29.3 grams of marijuana in the trunk, the report said; it also revealed a bong inside a plastic shopping bag.
After being read their rights, both Fiasco and Hawley, 23, admitted to knowing the marijuana was in the trunk and that they had purchased it earlier in the evening with the intent to smoke it later, according to the report.
Fiasco then told deputies that he had been looking for the bong for the past seven years. In the report, he also said that he bought the bong for $150 and assumed a roommate had stolen it.