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Teen arrested on drug charges after found sleeping in car

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A teen is now facing a number of drug charges after he was found sleeping in his car in the park lot of a closed gas station.

The incident occurred at a gas station along Mile Marker 99 in Key Largo.

Authorities say that a deputy noticed a BMW parked in the lot  and went to check it out. As the deputy approached the vehicle, they noticed a strong marijuana odor coming from the vehicle. The deputy then made contact with the driver 18-year-old William Shawn Vaneck.

Vaneck admitted to smoking marijuana and allowed authorities to search his car.

During a search of the vehicle, authorities  found marijuana, THC vape cartridges, assorted drug paraphernalia and a scale, as well as $740 in cash.

Vaneck has since been arrested and is facing several charges including possession of a controlled substance without a subscription, and possession of marijuana with intent to sell.