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Traffic stop leads to narcotics arrest in Charlotte County

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Posted at 4:17 PM, Oct 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-23 16:22:48-04

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. — Charlotte County Police conducted a traffic stop that led to the arrest of two individuals.

Deputies stopped a vehicle after observing the occupants were not wearing a seatbelt.

Deputies noticed a strong odor coming from the vehicle believed to be Marijuana.

A search was conducted, and deputies located a large plastic tub in the cab of the vehicle.

Inside the tub, nine large vacuum-sealed bags containing a green leafy substance believed to be Marijuana was found.

Further inspection of the vehicle revealed two boxes of Soko Vape cartridges containing THC/Cannabis.

Kevin Pellicciotti, 28 and Frank Zabotsky, 29 were charged with two counts of Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Sell, Criminal Conspiracy to Deliver/Distribute Narcotics and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Additionally, Pellicciotti was charged with Unlawful Use of a Two Way Communication Device.