An Ocala man with two prior drug arrests was charged with possession of harmful chemicals after being caught “huffing” in the parking lot of the Regal Hollywood 16 theater complex.
An Ocala Police officer responded Wednesday to a report of someone using illegal narcotics outside the theaters, located at 2801 SW 27th Ave., and found 40-year-old Sebastian Hentbrook, of 1110 NE 39th St., seated on the ground with his legs crossed and hands in front of him. He had a metallic aerosol can in front of him, according to the police report.
The officer asked Hentbrook what the can was for and he said, “huffing.” Hentbrook picked up the can and the officer observed what appeared to be a can of compressed air, which is commonly used to clean computers. The nozzle that is commonly found at the top of the can had been removed, and there was another empty can of the same product discarded on the ground next to Hentbrook, the report said.
After placing Hentbrook under arrest, the officer searched Hentbrook’s backpack and found four empty cans, one partially full can, and two full cans that had the nozzle still attached, according to the report.
Hentbrook spent four months in the Marion County Jail in 2016 for possession of crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia, and nearly a month in 2017 for possession of more than 20 grams of synthetic marijuana. After his latest arrest, he was released Thursday on $1,000 bond.