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A man from Nice has been arrested after a Sheriff’s deputy on patrol saw a man in a black BMW talking on his cell phone and followed him. The deputy says he saw the driver leaning in towards the passenger side and decided the stop the guy, identified as Jose Gustavo Mena III, of Nice. He says he smelled weed in the car but Mena said he was just borrowing the car and the person who owned it smoked pot. He was asked to get out of the car and the deputy found he was high and arrested him. He found three joints, a lock pick set, and a loaded, unregistered 9mm handgun in the back pocket of the passenger seat. So he was charged with several crimes including carrying unregistered loaded handgun in public, felon in possession of a firearm and being under the influence of a controlled substance while in possession of a loaded firearm. he also had an arrest warrant from Texas for being a felon in possession of a firearm. he was being held in the lake county jail on $50,000 bail.

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