Once considered a prominent member of Lake County’s real-estate elite, Robert Lord Morris is now sitting in jail, accused of trafficking thousands of dollars worth of drugs hidden inside a cat food bag.
Morris, 48, of Eustis was charged with drug trafficking and resisting arrest Wednesday after he claimed a FedEx package filled with about 260 grams of crystal methamphetamine wrapped and hidden inside a bag of Meow Mix, deputies announced Thursday.
Morris is accused of claiming a drug-filled package Wednesday that was delivered to a Leesburg title company, Lt. John Herrell, a spokesperson for the sheriff’s office, said.
The package came from Arizona and it was addressed to someone in Washington D.C. But the addressee wasn’t expecting it.
The company became suspicious and turned the parcel over to Fruitland Park police. Officers received permission to open the box, where they found the drugs. The Sheriff’s Office narcotics detectives then took over the case.
“This amount is most definitely a distributor amount,” Herrell said, estimating a $30,000 street value.
At one point during the investigation, Morris called the title company to ask whether the package had been delivered.
Then undercover detectives arranged a meeting with Morris in the parking lot of a local restaurant.
Herrell said Morris resisted momentarily (HENCE THE BAND-AID OVER HIS EYE) when deputies took him into custody. He is being held at the Lake County Detention Center on $500,500 bond.
WAS HE TRYING TO REENACT A SCENE FROM BREAKING BAD? JEEZ, WHY SEND IT SOMEONE YOU DON’T KNOW INSTEAD OF YOUR NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOR…HAHAH