(October 26, 2016)-  A traffic stop for an expired license plate led to the discovery of drugs and a concealed 9mm handgun.

On the night of October 25th, Cape Coral Police stopped a vehicle at the 200 block of NE 17th Avenue for an expired tag. Contact was made with the driver, Ignacio Albernas (DOB: 11-6-95), and probable cause was developed to open a narcotics investigation. The investigation led to the discovery of marijuana, marijuana wax, a marijuana grinder, and an illegally concealed 9mm handgun under the front seat. Albernas was additionally driving on a suspended license.

Albernas was placed under arrest and charged with possession of marijuana under 20 grams, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, knowingly driving on a suspended license, and unlawfully carrying a concealed firearm. He was transported to the Lee County Jail.

 ARRESTED: Ignacio R. Albernas, H/M, DOB: 11-6-1995, of 2201 NE 15th Avenue, Cape Coral FL. CHARGES: Possession of Marijuana under 20 grams, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Knowingly Driving on a Suspended License, Unlawfully Carrying Concealed Weapon CR: 16-017037

ARRESTED: Ignacio R. Albernas, H/M, DOB: 11-6-1995, of 2201 NE 15th Avenue, Cape Coral FL.
CHARGES: Possession of Marijuana under 20 grams, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Knowingly Driving on a Suspended License, Unlawfully Carrying Concealed Weapon
CR: 16-017037

ARRESTED: Ignacio R. Albernas, H/M, DOB: 11-6-1995, of 2201 NE 15th Avenue, Cape Coral FL.
CHARGES: Possession of Marijuana under 20 grams, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Knowingly Driving on a Suspended License, Unlawfully Carrying Concealed Weapon
CR: 16-017037

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