Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Charge
Thursday, June 12th, at approximately 10:10 p.m., San Angelo Police Officer E. Tabone observed a 2011 Chrysler 300 in the 200 block of East 17th Street commit a traffic violation.
A traffic stop was initiated and contact was made with the female driver and male passenger.
During contact with the driver, Officer Tabone detected an odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. Officer Tabone asked the driver and the passenger if there was any marijuana in the vehicle. The passenger admitted to possessing marijuana on his person and retrieved a bag of marijuana from his pants pocket showing Officer Tabone.
The passenger, Jesse Alvarado (4-10-96), was searched after arrest and was found to be in possession of an additional bag of marijuana. A search of the vehicle produced another bag of marijuana and paraphernalia in proximity to where Alvarez was sitting. Total weight for the marijuana found was 4.5 ounces.
Alvarado was charged with State Jail Felony Possession of Marijuana (4 oz to5 lbs), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and City Warrants. He was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident. The 23 year old female driver was cited for Failure to Signal Intent, Failure to Display Drivers License, and Driving While License Suspended and released at the scene.