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Traffic Stop Yields Drug Arrest

Terrell Texas, - What started out as a traffic stop, turned into a Terrell resident being arrested and charges with drug possession. On January 29, 2012, at approximately 10:22 pm. a Kaufman county deputy stopped a 1993 Chevrolet pickup on a traffic stop on Brinn Street at Highway 34, in Terrell.

As the deputy approached the vehicle he smelled a strong odor of alcohol coming from within the vehicle and observed an open beer bottle in the center console. During the search of the vehicle’s occupant, the deputy found drug paraphernalia inside the suspect’s jacket. As the deputy continued making a search of the vehicle he found a white plastic container with a set of scales, multiple clear plastic baggies commonly used in the sale of illegal contraband, and a clear plastic baggie containing was believed to be a methamphetamines. A further search of the vehicle led the deputy to another bag containing what was believed to be more meth-amphetamines.

Arrested and charged with Possession of a substance in Penalty group 1 >4G <200 G, was Joseph Rodriguez, 22, of Terrell. The charges against Rodriguez are a second degree felony. Rodriguez also had outstanding warrants from Mesquite Police Department and was issued a citation for no driver’s license and no insurance. He was transported to the Kaufman County Law Enforcement Center without incident, where he remains with bond set at $100,798.20.

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