PALMETTO -- A traffic stop for a busted rear tail light ended in drug charges for one Palmetto man, according to the Palmetto Police Department.
Glenn Dexter Pennywell, 35, was arrested at 7:51 p.m. Saturday in the 1000 block of 6th Avenue West, Palmetto. An officer originally helping with surveillance on a possible drug distribution home conducted a traffic stop instead on a Dodge Durango when he noticed it had a busted rear tail light, according to a report. The officer noted that the Durango driven by Pennywell traveled against the flow of traffic and pulled into a private residence.
According to a report, the officer ordered Pennywell to show both his hands after Pennywell got out of the vehicle. Police said Pennywell refused to show both his hands until the officer drew a firearm. According to a report, Pennywell had a marijuana joint in his hand and a search by additional officers revealed a plastic straw that Pennywell said he used to occasionally snort cocaine. Police said officers also found two baggies of cocaine and a baggie of marijuana.
According to a report, officers also found that Pennywell's license was suspended.
Pennywell was charged with driving while license suspended, possession of cocaine and possession of less than 20 marijuana, according to a report. He was being held in Manatee County jail on bonds totaling $2,500.