Published: Oct 03, 2012 1:22 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 03, 2012 1:32 PM EDT

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A 48-year-old St. Petersburg man with ties to the Fort Myers area was stopped by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Highway Interdiction Unit as he was attempting to bring Crystal Meth into Lee County.

On October 3, at approximately 12:27 a.m., a detective with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Highway Interdiction Unit conducted a traffic stop on a southbound silver 2003 Jaguar at mile marker 143 on I-75 for failure to maintain lane and unlawful speed.

The driver, Jeffery Patrick Limon, stated he was driving from St. Petersburg to Fort Myers to help a friend do some maintenance on the friend’s home.

A K-9 search of the vehicle resulted in a positive detection for the presence of narcotics. Detectives recovered 12 grams of high quality Crystal Meth worth $3,300. The Crystal Meth was located in a prescription pill bottle bearing the name of driver and found in the glove box. Limon stated he placed the crystal meth in the pill bottle in his name and that there was approximately three "eight balls" of Crystal Meth. Further investigation revealed Limon was traveling down to the North Fort Myers area to deliver the crystal meth to some friends.

Limon’s 2003 Jaguar has been seized for forfeiture proceedings.