BURRILLVILLE – A 26-year-old North Smithfield man is facing felony charges after a police K-9 helped officers find “3-4,”pounds of marijuana in his vehicle during a traffic stop.

Jacob Peloso, of Saint Paul Street North Smithfield, was charged with possession of a schedule I, II, III, IV or V substance, and possession with intent to manufacture/deliver a schedule I or II substance, following the incident.

According to reports, Peloso was pulled over in a routine traffic stop on North Main Street on Friday, Jan. 22. Patrolman Alexander Rosa noted an “extreme,” smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle, and states that Peloso was acting nervous and evasive, leading him to request assistance from Burrillville police K-9 Rex.

Officers turned up a baggie of marijuana and a baggie of cocaine during a frisk of the driver, and Rex indicated interest in the driver’s side seat of the vehicle. Police located 3-4 pounds of marijuana in the car according to reports, along with $225 in cash.

“Loose marijuana littered the entire interior of the vehicle,” the arrest report noted.

Peloso appeared in 6th district court on Monday, Jan. 25 and released to the ACI.

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