I-75 drug arrests by FHP

John Rinkenbaugh

I-75 drug arrests by FHP

CREATED Jun. 15, 2013

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - A traffic stop Saturday morning by the Florida Highway Patrol resulted in the arrest of two South Florida men on drug charges.

Just before 11:30 a.m. troopers stopped a 1998 Nissan Maxima near MM 145 for illegal window tint.  Troopers asked the driver for permission to search the car and consent was given.

During the search, troopers found a hidden compartment near the glove box.  Inside were two packages containing 497 grams of MDMA.

The search also uncovered $1,657 in cash and the driver possessed a fake drivers license.

33-year-old Orett Leonard Lowe of Miami and 45-year-old Paul Mark Carr were both arrested. for trafficking controlled substance.