Traffic stop leads to drug charge for Brandon driver

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Source: Brandon Police Service Media Release

A traffic stop in the 3600 block of Rosser Ave shortly before 3:00 am on October 1, 2019, led police to discover a small bag containing approximately 6 grams of cocaine. The driver and the passenger were arrested and the vehicle searched, leading to the discovery of three bullets.

The driver was found to be the subject of a separate investigation involving the theft of identification which was reported on September 19, 2019. The investigation revealed that the male used stolen ID to attempt to open a bank account in the victim’s name. As the male didn’t match the description of the victim, employees at the financial institution confronted him on the inconsistencies and obtained the stolen ID, before contacting police when the male left the financial institution.

The 40-year-old male passenger will appear in court on a charge of Possess Cocaine on November 14, 2019.

The 45-year-old male driver will appear in court on a charge of Possess Cocaine on November 14, 2019. He will appear in court on December 2, 2019 on charges of Careless storage of Ammunition, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, Identity Theft, and Identity Fraud.