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Teenager charged with marijuana possession

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Posted at 2:03 PM, Jan 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-29 14:03:09-05

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. -- Investigators have arrested a 16-year-old girl after she was found in possession of over a quarter pound of marijuana during a traffic stop.

According to the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office, the teen was stopped Thursday for speeding, and the Corporal detected a strong odor of marijuana from inside the vehicle.

Further investigation led to the discovery of a backpack containing six baggies of suspected marijuana, several "blunts", a scale and a green metal grinder. The total weight of suspected marijuana seized was 138.4 grams, over 4 ounces.

The teenager was charged with felony Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and traffic offenses.

Anyone with knowledge of drug activity is asked to contact the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit at 941-639-2101.