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Ranch man arrested on drug charges

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by: The Observer Staff

A Lakewood Ranch man was arrested and charged with multiple drug-related charges after being pulled over by a Florida Highway Patrol trooper yesterday afternoon.

At about 4:24 p.m., July 30, Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Richard Moore pulled over Robert C. Martin on Lakewood Ranch Boulevard, just south of State Road 70, a Florida Highway Patrol release states.

As more interviewed the driver, he detected a strong odor of marijuana. A search of the vehicle revealed a pound of marijuana and $4,450 in cash, the report states.

Moore seized the contraband and the defendant’s vehicle.

Martin has been charged with possession with intent to sell/deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia and miscellaneous traffic charges.

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