Taking on extra work is not uncommon ahead of the holidays, but one Burlington man's alleged seasonal job didn't pay out as he had hoped.
Deangelo Darnell Haley, 23, 2124 S. 10th St., was arrested at about 2:30 p.m. Saturday after a broken brake light resulted in a traffic stop yielding 155 grams of marijuana.
According to court documents, Haley was pulled over near the intersection of 10th and Pine streets. The window was broken, so Haley opened the door of his car to speak with officers. The smell of marijuana was immediately apparent.
Haley was found to have an invalid drivers license and admitted to having just smoked marijuana. Officers found a plastic grocery sack on the floor behind the drivers seat containing five knot-tied sandwich baggies of marijuana and another knot-tied plastic baggie containing 26 individual knot-tied corner-cut baggies containing marijuana inside the backing of the front passenger seat. In total, it weighed about 5.5 ounces.
Haley was arrested on charges of possession with intent to deliver and a drug tax stamp violation, both class D felonies.
"After being placed under arrest, Haley stated in an exited utterance, 'I was selling weed to make money for my kids' Christmas presents,'" Burlington police officer William Reddick wrote in the affidavit.
Haley was taken to the Des Moines County jail, where he is being held in lieu of a $5,000 bond, cash or surety. He was ordered to next appear in court at 2 p.m. Nov. 27.