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A wanted Pearsall man driving an unregistered vehicle without a valid license was arrested and released earlier this month after a traffic stop yielded a cache of drugs and currency.
The police department has reported that officers effected the traffic stop of a 2007 Pontiac when they noticed that its lights were not working and learned that driver Jeremy Carrasco, 29, had warrants for manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance.
During the roadside interview on Wednesday, April 7, police noted that a drug-detecting canine altered them to the possible presence of narcotics on the passenger side of the sedan. A search of the car revealed 18 bags of methamphetamine, 14 bags of cocaine and over 30 Xanax pills that the man had attempted to conceal in a magnetic box under his seat.
According to a report on the case, 14 bags of marijuana were discovered in a lunchbox on the floorboard.
“He also had over two thousand dollars in cash,” Lt. Michael Guerrero said this week. “He claimed they were from a winning lottery ticket but since the money was in small bills we believe it is directly related to the selling of illegal narcotics.”
Carrasco was not accepted at the Frio County Jail and was released later that day. He now faces two first-degree felony charges, a state jail felony and a third-degree felony charge for the manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance; and a state jail felony charge for possession of marijuana.
“Drug problems continue to be a major problem,” the police lieutenant said. “It is not just here but everywhere. We are continuing to remain vigilant and ask for the community’s help by providing anonymous information that can lead to the seizure of these illegal drugs.”