(April 19, 2017) - What began as a traffic stop for speeding ended in the arrest of the driver for cocaine and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
On the evening of April 18th, Cape Coral Police made a traffic stop for speeding at the 1800 block of NE 6th Street. The driver, identified as Cameron Girard (DOB: 1-2-99), appeared very nervous; his hands were shaking, and he kept looking down at his center console and making furtive movements. The officer had Girard and his passenger exit the vehicle for officer safety as he waited for backup officers to arrive. While waiting, Girard kept trying to walk back to the vehicle and kept asking the officer to hurry up because he had a curfew.
A K9 officer responded, and the K9 alerted on the vehicle. Girard and the passenger were detained and a narcotics investigation ensued. During the vehicle search a .25 caliber Phoenix semi-automatic pistol was found wedged between the driver’s seat and center console. The pistol was loaded with a round in the chamber and the hammer back. A baggie of cocaine was also found inside of the vehicle. It was also discovered that Girard was on probation with imposed conditions and is a convicted felon.
Girard was arrested for possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, possession of cocaine, and violation of probation. He was transported to the Lee County Jail.
ARRESTED: Cameron Nicholas Girard, W/M, DOB: 1-2-1999, of 7735 Suncoast Drive, North Fort Myers FL.
CHARGES: Possession of a Weapon by Convicted Felon, Possession of Cocaine, Violation of Probation
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