Convicted felon facing charges after loaded gun, drugs found on him during traffic stop

Writer: Derrick Shaw
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Lawrence Louis Puca (LCSO)

A Cape Coral man was arrested after a West District Deputy found him with a loaded gun, drugs and cash during a traffic stop, according to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.

Lawrence Louis Puca, a 32-year-old convicted felon, left his truck suspiciously parked in a high crime area of Pine Manor, deputies say. A firearm was lodged between seat cushions.

Deputies were patrolling that area because of a recent carjacking. Shortly after driving from the location, the deputy conducted a traffic stop and noticed Puca was nervous.

A loaded firearm, $4,641 in cash, 42 grams of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were found in Puca’s vehicle during a traffic stop. (LCSO)

After a search of his truck, the deputy seized the firearm, $4,641 in cash, 42 grams of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

Puca now faces several felony charges including possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and trafficking in methamphetamine.

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