Narcotics Seized After Man Admits to Smoking Pot While Driving
BOURNE — A traffic stop by Massachusetts State Police Troopers in Bourne Monday led to the arrest of Roslindale man for trafficking narcotics and operating under the influence of drugs, amongst other charges.
Troopers observed the operator of a gray 2005 Honda Accord, later identified as 24-year-old Jean Carlos Gomez, texting on his cell phone while traveling in the Bourne eastbound rotary. Troopers followed the car into the Enterprise Rent-a-Car lot and pulled Gomez over.
While speaking with Gomez, Troopers detected a strong odor of marijuana, which he admitted to smoking just prior to being stopped. Troopers subsequently placed him under arrest and conducted a search of the car.
As a result of the search, approximately four pounds of marijuana, 1,000 Adderall pills with a weighing 400 grams, five cartons containing 500 cartridges of THC, and $5,547 in cash were seized as evidence.
Gomez was transported to the State Police- Bourne Barracks where he was charged with OUI-Drugs; Negligent operation of s motor vehicle; Possess with intent to distribute a Class D narcotic (2 counts); Trafficking in a Class B narcotic; Improper use of a mobile phone; and No inspection sticker.
Gomez was released on $500 bail. He is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in Falmouth District Court.