Pompano Beach Woman Arrested After Hiding Marijuana in Child's Lunchbox During Traffic Stop: BSO

A 33-year-old Florida woman was arrested after authorities say she hid marijuana inside a child's lunchbox during a traffic stop.

Shortly before 9 p.m., Broward County Sheriff’s deputies pulled over Tasha Sims in Pompono Beach Wednesday because the registered owner of the car she was driving didn't have a valid license.

A deputy approached the car and saw a young girl sitting in the front seat without a seatbelt, according to the arrest report. The deputy said he smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the car and asked Sims if she had anything illegal inside.

Sims admitted to hiding marijuana in the child's lunchbox because she knew her license was suspended and got scared when he pulled her over, the report said.

She was placed under arrest and charged with child neglect, possession of marijuana and driving with a suspended license.

Sims was booked into the Broward County jail and was being held on $1,000 bond Thursday, records showed. It was unknown if she's hired an attorney.

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