AVON PARK—Highlands County Sheriff’s deputies responded to reports of an altercation that was causing a disturbance at a gas station, and when the person involved with the dispute was searched, deputies found illegal drugs, according to the report.
On July 3, David Isaac Delreal, 33, of Avon Park was charged with possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of drug paraphernalia and obstructing an investigation without violence.
According to the arrest report, Delreal, who was allegedly involved in a dispute with a female at the gas station, denied that any altercation had taken place. The deputy told Delreal that he was concerned for the female’s welfare, and he wished to speak with her.
Delreal told the deputy that she was not at the gas station but she was later found in the closet area of the gas station’s car wash, the area where Delreal worked, the report stated.
According to the arrest report, while the deputies were speaking with Delreal, they noticed a bulge in his sock. This bulge held a clear plastic bag, commonly used for illegal drugs.
Deputies asked Delray to show them what was inside the bulge, but he refused, according to the report.
Delray was arrested for allegedly obstructing the investigation and knowingly hiding the female, the report stated. Delray was searched, and deputies reportedly found a clear, crystal-like substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine. Arrest reports indicated that a total of 2.4 grams of methamphetamine were recovered during the arrest.