Video of the incident obtained by Channel 2 Action News shows a female officer stand over Eleby and watched him while other officers search the SUV.
The video shows a male officer Bullman identified as Kendrick call the female officer over to the SUV. While she searches the vehicle, the video shows the male officer circle back to Eleby and toss marijuana next to him.
Charges against Eleby were dropped after the police department could not produce the marijuana Kendrick planted near Eleby.
“I’m glad that camera was there to prove my innocence and justice was served,” Eleby said. “It was a blessing from God.”
Kendrick faces up to 5 years in prison if convicted.