Man arrested for drugs, gun

A Miami man was arrested after a traffic stop revealed he had drugs and a gun iin his car.

Traffic Enforcement Deputy Shaun Lones was on patrol at 11:30 a.m. Thursday when he spotted a black Ford truck southbound at the 93.5 mile marker. Another deputy was on a traffic stop on the side of the road with his emergency lights activated. The black truck traveled past the traffic stop location without moving over or slowing down, as required by the Florida Move Over law.

A short distance past that location, another deputy was on a traffic stop. The black truck again failed to move over or slow down. At that point, Deputy Lones turned on his lights and siren to pull the truck over at the 92.5 mile marker.

The driver was identified as 48 year old Ulises Curbelo of Miami. When Curbelo rolled down his driver’s side window, Deputy Lones could smell the odor of burnt marijuana coming from inside. When he asked Curbelo about it, Curbelo admitted to smoking marijuana earlier, and he turned over the remnants of a marijuana cigarette to the deputy.

A K-9 team from another agency happened to be nearby and responded to the scene. The dog alerted indicating the presence of more drugs inside the truck. More marijuana was then found inside in a number of different locations. An electronic cigarette and two cartridges for it with THC inside – the active ingredient in marijuana – were also located. Drug paraphernalia in the form of a black grinder with marijuana residue inside was also found. A .380 Ruger, loaded and within immediate reach of the driver was also found.

Curbelo was charged with possession of a felony amount of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance and possession of a firearm while committing a felony. He also received citations for violating the move over law. He was booked into jail.