Felon arrested with pot near Port Charlotte High School

Nusair Ameem Zaben

Felon arrested with pot near Port Charlotte High School

By FOX 4 Staff. CREATED Feb 26, 2013

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - Charlotte County deputies arrested a man after a traffic spot when they spotted a plastic bang filled with marijuana,

Deputies arrested 22-year-old Nusair Ameen Zaben of Port Charlotte.

Monday night a deputy saw a Volvo coming out of the Town Center Mall with three people inside.  The driver nearly hit the deputy's cruiser.

A traffic stop was made in the Sprinkles parking area and deputies checked ID cards on the three in the car and found no warrants. 

When Zaben got out of the car, he was asked to search his person and he refused. The deputy told him he was going to pat him down to see if there were any weapons on him.

When Zaben raised his hands above his head, the deputy saw in plain view a gallon sized Zip-Lock bag hanging outside of his pants pocket; marijuana could be seen in the bag. Total amount of marijuana in the three bags was 40 grams. 

Based on the location of the traffic stop it was determine Zaben was less than 400 feet from Port Charlotte High School. He is charged with possession of marijuana over 20 grams, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute within 1,000 Feet of a school, and possession of drug paraphernalia.