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The Frio County Sheriff’s Office has issued a warrant for 26-year-old Dimas Ureste on a felony gun law violation after the convicted felon was found in possession of a firearm during a traffic stop Saturday evening.
Deputies say a traffic stop was effected after Ureste failed to stop at the intersection of FM 462 and IH-35 in Moore around 8:39 p.m. on Saturday, October 2.
It was during the roadside interview with Ureste that the deputy noted a strong odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle.
According to a report on the case, the man allegedly admitted to having the illegal drug in a backpack on the floorboard of the 2013 BMW. While the driver was reaching for the marijuana, the deputy reportedly spotted a firearm concealed between the drivers’ seat and center console.
Ureste was traveling with his young son.
A further search of the sedan led to the discovery of drug paraphernalia in the back seat and trunk of the BMW.
Emergency dispatchers confirmed that a Frio County District Court convicted Ureste on a felony for possession of a controlled substance in August 2017. Ureste next faces a third-degree felony charge for the unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.
In the event Ureste is convicted of the felony, he could face up to 10 years in a state jail facility and a find of up to $10,000.v