Deputies: Fla. man found with pot in Iredell Co. traffic stop

A Florida man was arrested Tuesday after Iredell County deputies say they found marijuana in the trunk of his car while he traveled on Interstate 77.

While monitoring traffic on I-77 north of Statesville, members of the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Interstate Criminal Enforcement Team noticed a driver commit an undisclosed traffic violation, according to a news release.

Police stopped the driver, identified as 19-year-old Joseph Philip Caputo, and noticed the smell of marijuana coming from the car. A police dog sniffed marijuana in the car, where deputies later found an ounce of pot in the trunk along with other items associated with smoking marijuana.

Deputies charged Caputo, of Boca Raton, Fla., with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.