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Port Charlotte traffic stop leads to 2 arrests

FOX 4 Staff

Port Charlotte traffic stop leads to 2 arrests

CREATED Jan. 16, 2013

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - Charlotte County Street Crimes Unit deputies made a traffic stop Tuesday and found 107 grams of marijuana on a passenger.  The driver was also arrested for carrying a concealed weapon.

Deputies say it started when 26-year-old Robert Allen Woods ran a stop sign at Gertrude Avenue and Aaron Street.  While speaking to Woods the strong smell of fresh marijuana was detected.

19-year-old Travis Gordon Campbell said he had been around some friends who were smoking pot.  Campbell agreed to a search and a deputy felt a large bulge in his shirt and that's when Campbell tried to run after dropping a large plastic bag filled marijuana.

Deputies gave chase and he was quickly apprehended. Campbell told SCU deputies he sells marijuana so he can make a little money.

A search of the car located an expandable baton, fully extended, in the driver's door.  Both men were taken to the Charlotte County Jail.

Campbell was charged with sale and delivery of marijuana, possession of marijuana over 20 Grams, possession of drug paraphernalia, and resisting an officer. Woods was charged with carrying a concealed weapon.