Pinellas County deputies made a big drug bust during a traffic stop on Tuesday.
Around 11:50 a.m., a deputy conducting speed enforcement on U.S. 19 in Clearwater observed a 2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 speeding while traveling southbound near the State Road 580 overpass.
The deputy reports the car was traveling 73 miles per hour in a 55 mile per hour speed zone.
The deputy pulled over the Mercedes-Benz's driver near the intersection of U.S. 19 and Countryside Boulevard.
While the deputy spoke to the driver, 21-year-old Ndue Qosaj of Palm Harbor, the deputy reported he could smell marijuana coming from inside the car.
The deputy searched Qosaj's car and found 60 pounds of marijuana, a handgun and $5,672 in cash inside.
The deputy arrested Qosaj, charging him with one count of Armed Trafficking in Marijuana and one count of Felon in Possession of a Firearm.
According to state records, Qosaj served over a year in prison for a 2012 home invasion robbery.