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Traffic stop results in drug, weapon possession charge

By Staff | Apr 19, 2017

A traffic stop for speeding resulted in the arrest of the driver on a drug and weapon possession charge Tuesday night.

Cape Coral Police made the traffic stop in the 1800 block of Northeast 6th Street, a release from the Cape Coral Police Department states.

The driver, identified as Cameron Girard, 18, of North Fort Myers, “appeared very nervous,” the release states, adding “his hands were shaking, and he kept looking down at his center console and making furtive movements.”

The officer had Girard and a passenger exit the vehicle for officer safety as he waited for backup officers to arrive.

“While waiting, Girard kept trying to walk back to the vehicle and kept asking the officer to hurry up because he had a curfew,” according to the release.

A K9 officer responded, and the dog alerted on the vehicle.

“Girard and the passenger were detained and a narcotics investigation ensued,” the release states. “During the vehicle search a .25 caliber Phoenix semi-automatic pistol was found wedged between the driver’s seat and center console. The pistol was loaded with a round in the chamber and the hammer back. A baggie of cocaine was also found inside of the vehicle. It was also discovered that Girard was on probation with imposed conditions and is a convicted felon.”

Girard was charged with possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, possession of cocaine, and violation of probation.

He was taken to the Lee County Jail where he was being held Wednesday morning.