Traffic Stop Results in Meth Arrest
On Monday, February 24, 2014, just after 11:00 p.m., San Angelo Police K-9 Officer J. Fincher initiated a traffic stop on a black 2005 Chevrolet Silverado Pick-up for a white light facing to the rear of the vehicle. The traffic stop was initiated in the 1900 block of N. Main Street, however; the driver did not stop for the officer until the 1100 block of E. 20th when the driver pulled to the side of the road in front of a residence.
When asked by Officer Fincher to provide a driver’s license, the driver, identified as 37-year-old Jose Esquivel, was unable to produce one. During the investigation, Officer Fincher asked Esquivel to exit his vehicle and if he was in possession of anything illegal. Esquivel reached into his pocket and removed a small plastic bag that contained a white crystal substance that Officer Fincher believed to be methamphetamine.
Esquivel was placed in handcuffs and during a search; a glass pipe commonly used to smoke methamphetamine was located in the same pocket that Esquivel removed the substance from. The suspected methamphetamine field-tested positive for methamphetamine.
Esquivel was transported to the Tom Green County Jail and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance PG1 (<1g).