Attorneys Grill Deputies Over Traffic Stop of USF Students

February 19, 2008

Author: Elaine Silvestrini

Source: The Tampa Tribune

The South Carolina sheriff's deputy who stopped a car with two University of South Florida students in August says he initially suspected the silver Toyota with a Florida tag was involved in drug trafficking.

But under questioning by defense attorneys for the two men, Deputy James Lamar Blakely said that when he was told by another deputy that the pair had copies of the Quran, that raised suspicions in his mind of terrorism.