An Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputy making a traffic stop in Destin arrested the driver on trafficking in methamphetamine and other charges after a search turned up 420 grams of meth, cash, and vacuum-sealed bags of marijuana.
20-year old Diego Cardona of Stockton California was arrested November 9th outside a nightclub on Emerald Coast Parkway.
A deputy who pulled Cardona over for several traffic violations detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the SUV and neither Cardona, nor the passenger, had a Florida medical marijuana card.
A search of the car revealed unused and used vacuum sealed bags containing 420 grams of meth, 1,589 grams of marijuana, and $5700.00 in cash.
Cardona is charged with trafficking methamphetamine, marijuana distribution, and possession of drug paraphernalia.