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6/4/2014 9:23:00 AM
Traffic stop leads to home search, arrest for drugs

A traffic stop led to the search of a home in the 900 block of N. Aransas Street late Tuesday, at which drugs were found and one man was arrested.

Cpl. Nicolas Juarez initiated a traffic stop at about 11:58 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, on a green Lincoln in the 700 block of N. Aransas Street after the officer saw it veer off the road. Two men were inside the vehicle, including Gabriel Garza. According to the report, Cpl. Juarez had information that drugs were being sold from the home at which Garza stays. The home was just two blocks from the traffic stop.

After searching the vehicle, a relative of Garza's (who was also in the Lincoln) gave officers permission to search his home after being asked if there were narcotics there. The relative told police there were no drugs in his room, according to the report. He told police he was suspicious that drugs were being sold out of the home and said "he could not sleep at night out of fear that something would happen from a narcotics sale gone wrong," according to the report.

Officers followed the men to the home in the 900 block of N. Aransas Street. Garza's room was locked, but he allowed officers in. Officers found a marijuana cigarette, a brown vial containing a white powdery substance was tested to be cocaine, five white hydrocodone pills and a digital scale, according to a report. Garza told police the items found belonged to him.

He was placed under arrest and transported to the county jail. The cocaine weighed 1.1 grams, the pills weighed 2.2 grams and the marijuana cigarette weighed .5 grams, according to the report.

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