Keeping on top of some routine administrative responsibilities of car ownership would have saved a Central Florida man from getting arrested on Thursday.
According to a Facebook post from the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy with a local Crime Suppression Team pulled over a vehicle with an expired tag in Deltona.
Police said the passenger was carrying a bunch of drugs — including 22.2 grams of methamphetamine and 6.2 grams of fentanyl — as well as more than $13,000 cash tucked away in a small safe.
Pictures on the sheriff’s office release show the illicit stash laid out as well as wads of bills in $20 and $100 denominations in the black safe on a car seat.
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The suspect, William Cintron of nearby Sanford, was charged with trafficking in fentanyl and meth, and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
The 42 year old also had a warrant for failure to appear on prior drug charges.
“Not a bad traffic stop,” wrote the agency.
Commenters underneath the post congratulated the deputies on a job well done.
One social media user couldn’t resist pointing out the obvious: “All that money and can’t afford a tag.”
As per court records, Cintron was released on $201,000 bond Friday.
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This story was initially revealed March 20, 2023, 11:19 AM.