TAMPA, Fla. (FOX 13) - A 10-time convicted felon was arrested Monday on drug charges after being caught with 11 pounds of marijuana, four grams of Oxycodone, more than $3,000 cash, a 9mm pistol, and plastic packaging bags in his car, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.
HCSO released multiple mug shots of the suspect as well as photos of what appears to be bagged marijuana and pills, and a handgun.
Deputies said they arrested Matthew Cottle after he was pulled over driving a Jaguar vehicle near Heather Lakes Boulevard and Lumsden Road.
Deputies said they smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle. They conducted a search and found the drugs and firearm, according to HCSO.
Cottle now faces several charges including possession of cannabis, possession of a controlled substance, and felon in possession of a firearm.
DRUG BUST: On Monday, Our D5 Street Crimes Unit pulled over a Jaguar at Heather Lakes Blvd & Lumsden Rd. Deputies found 11 lbs of weed, 4 grams of Oxycodone, over $3,000 cash, a pistol and plastic bags. Driver Matthew Cottle, a 10x felon, is now facing drug and firearm charges. pic.twitter.com/7gp39KZEmW— HCSO (@HCSOSheriff) April 4, 2019
Editor's note: This story initially said Cottle allegedly had 11 grams of marijuana. This version as been updated.