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Cape man faces drug-related charges following traffic stop

By Staff | Feb 3, 2016

Jonatan Yepes

A traffic stop for running a stop sign in south Cape Coral resulted in drug-related charges against the driver Tuesday after he reportedly attempt to flee from the officer who pulled him over.

Jonatan Yepes, 24, of 4618 SW 7th Pl., Cape Coral, was charged with cocaine trafficking; poss. heroin w/ intent to sell; carrying concealed weapon; resisting arrest w/o violence; Poss. paraphernalia, and knowingly drive while license suspended or revoked.

Yepes was pulled over for the stop sign violation in the 4400 block of S.E. 8th Place. While speaking with the officer, Yepes reportedly “became extremely nervous,” so the officer had Yepes exit the vehicle.

Yepes then took flight on foot, a release from the Cape Coral Police Department states, adding officers quickly caught Yepes and took him into custody.

K-9 Office Reese was on-scene and his partner, “Arca,” performed an open-air sniff “alerting to the presence of narcotics,” the release states.

“A search of Yepes’ vehicle yielded 54.9g of ‘crack’ cocaine, 2.4g of heroin, a loaded 9mm Ruger pistol, and small baggies used for packaging narcotics for sale,” police said.

Yepes was arrested on charges of Cocaine Trafficking, Poss. Heroin w/ Intent to Sell, Carrying Concealed Weapon, Resisting Arrest w/o Violence, Poss. Paraphernalia, and Knowingly DWLSR, and was transported to Lee County Jail.

Source: Cape Coral Police Department