Archer man charged with tampering with evidence after allegedly shoving marijuana into grille of deputy’s patrol car


ARCHER, Fla. – Norman Alexander Burley, 67, was arrested early this morning and charged with tampering with evidence after allegedly shoving marijuana into the grille of a deputy’s patrol car.

An Alachua County Sheriff’s Deputy conducted a traffic stop on an SUV driven by Burley at about 1:40 a.m. in the area of 12771 SW SR 45 in Archer; the deputy reported that the vehicle had crossed into adjacent lanes and off the road multiple times over about two miles.

Burley reportedly gave verbal consent to a search of the truck and his person; a search of his person reportedly produced a dime-size baggie of marijuana. The deputy reported that while he was gathering paperwork inside his patrol car, his in-car dashboard camera showed Burley taking marijuana from the hood of the patrol vehicle and shoving it inside the grille of the vehicle. He reported that he was unable to locate the evidence after a thorough search of the grille and engine bay of the vehicle.

Burley was charged with one count of tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony. Burley’s criminal history includes at least two felonies, with his most recent conviction in 2001. Bail information is unavailable on weekends.

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  • Where are the field sobriety tests, the breath test results or refusal? With that driving pattern there should have been a DUI invesvacation, this arresting officer REALLY dropped the ball!!

    • Hey Jimmy. I’m the grammar police. You just misspelled the word investigation. I’m gonna have to place you and your phone under arrest for not spell checking. Oh, by the way, the cop probably wasn’t worried about d.u.i. charges after the idiot had a misdemeanor amount of marijuana and tried to stash it and brought the charges up to a felony.

    • Yeah, it all sounds like an episode of Reno 911. A “dime-sized” quantity of marijuana is barely anything. No wonder he couldn’t find it.

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