Cocaine/marijuana found in traffic stop

A 54-year-old Summerland Key, Florida man was arrested Wednesday after approximately a half-ounce of cocaine and more than two ounces of marijuana were found following a traffic stop.

Joaquin N. Fernandez Jr. was charged with possession of cocaine and possession of marijuana. 

Fernandez was stopped in a Nissan van in Marathon that was following other traffic too closely at approximately 5:30 p.m. K9 Coral alerted to the presence of narcotics and the drugs were found inside the vehicle.


Methamphetamine/marijuana found in traffic stop

A 43-year-old Fort Lauderdale, Florida motorist driving erratically and a female passenger were both arrested Wednesday following a traffic stop after drugs were found.  

Ronald Roberto Rivas was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving with a suspended license (third or subsequent offense), driving an unregistered vehicle, and driving with an attached vehicle tag not assigned. He was also cited for driving with an open container and passing in a no-passing zone.

Katie Campbell, 42, of Islamorada, Florida, was charged with possession of methamphetamine.

Rivas was driving a Chrysler Intrepid on U.S. 1 near Mile Marker 30 at approximately 8:42 p.m. that was speeding and passing illegally. A traffic stop was conducted and marijuana was in plain view inside the vehicle. An open beer was also observed. A small amount of marijuana, methamphetamine, and a glass pipe were found in the vehicle.

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