Orlando’s IRIS cameras help nab suspected pot smoker
Man accused of swallowing blunt
A 29-year-old Orlando man was arrested on suspicion of smoking pot and swallowing a joint after he was spotted with marijuana on the city’s video camera system, known as IRIS.
Joe E. Haywood was arrested by Orlando police on charges of possession of cannabis less than 20 grams and tampering with physical evidence.
According to an arrest affidavit, an Orlando police sergeant was using an Innovative Response to Improve Safety (IRIS) camera to monitor South Terry Avenue and West South Street, an area known for drug activity, and spotted three men possibly smoking marijuana.