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Man Behind Bars for Drugs after Traffic Stop in Madison County

Man Charged  in Madison County After
Posted at 2:01 PM, Feb 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-01 09:51:14-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -  A man pulled over for a traffic violation in Madison County is behind bars after police found 16 grams of crack, 94 grams of weed, and 142 grams of marijuana THC paste a.k.a. butter.

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Tuesday, a silver Jeep traveling west bound on I-10 was pulled over for following other motorist too close at an unsafe distance..
 
They said that the driver was identified as Pedro Tomas Lopez.
 
As the trooper was explaining the traffic violation, he detected a strong odor of weed coming from with the interior of the Jeep.
 
They said that Lopez was told about the odor coming from within the Jeep and was told to exit the vehicle.
 
That's when Lopez told troopers that he had ingested marijuana prior to leaving Orlando and refused to exit the Jeep. They removed him from the car however there was a large bulldog inside the Jeep as well.
 
Madison County Animal Control was called and took possession of the dog. At that point the deputies were able to search of the Jeep.
 
During the search, the deputies located a blue bag on the rear floor of the Jeep.
 
A search of the bag found it to contain 16 grams of Crack Cocaine, 94 grams of Marijuana, 142 grams of Marijuana THC paste a.k.a. Butter, a digital scale and multiple small zip lock style plastic bags commonly used to package illegal narcotics for sale.
 
Lopez was placed under arrest without further incident and transported to the Madison County Jail.
 
Lopez's charges are as follows.
1. Possess Crack Cocaine with Intent to Sell
2. Possess THC Paste / Butter with Intent to Sell
3. Possess Marijuana with Intent to Sell
4. Possess Drug Paraphernalia / Equipment