FORT MYERS — A Lee County sheriff’s detective who spotted a passenger without a seat belt in a sport utility vehicle on Interstate 75 made a marijuana bust Friday night after his K9 dog sniffed out 90 pounds of pot in the trunk. A sheriff’s detective stopped the 2010 Chevrolet Suburban at 4:30 p.m. and became suspicious when the two people inside the SUV didn’t know each other’s first or last names, a report said. The detective conducted a computer check, which showed the passenger had prior criminal history for distributing marijuana. The detective also spotted six large boxes in the SUV’s cargo area, the report said, so his K9 partner, “Cole,” sniffed and confirmed there were drugs inside.
Each box contained orange plastic canisters filled with Styrofoam peanuts that surrounded marijuana worth about $360,000 on the streets, the report said, adding that an investigation later revealed the suspect was traveling from the Miami area to Bradenton to deliver the marijuana. Khalfani Robb, 31, of Miramar, was charged with trafficking more than 25 pounds of marijuana, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, and keeping a vehicle for a controlled substance. He was booked into the Lee County jail and faces up to 30 years in state prison without release for three years and a $50,000 fine. Robb was the passenger; sheriff’s officials didn’t immediately address why the driver of the vehicle wasn’t arrested.
via : Naples News
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