Driver arrested when traffic stop yields $30,000 in prescription drugs


Published: Thursday, January 24, 2008 at 11:13 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 24, 2008 at 11:13 a.m.

Troopers found thousands of dollars worth of prescription medication in the car of a Fort Lauderdale man after a traffic stop on Interstate 75 in Alachua County Wednesday afternoon.

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Stephen D. Griffin

Stephen D. Griffin, 56, was being held without bond at the Alachua County jail early Thursday on multiple charges including armed drug trafficking, possession of forged documents, resisting an officer without violence,according to jail records and the Florida Highway Patrol.

Trooper Bobby Duncan stopped Griffin near mile marker 380, about five miles south of Gainesville, at about 2 p.m. A check of his Kentucky driver's license showed it was suspended, troopers reported.

Inside Griffin's 1994 Buick officers found more than 1,400 pills of Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, Methodone and Xanax, valued at about $30,000. A loaded semi-automatic pistol also was discovered in the vehicle along with $5,424 in cash.

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