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Traffic stop leads to teen arrest on drug charges

Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 11:51am

A traffic stop has lead to the arrest of a teenager on drug possession charges.

Police said an officer stopped Ricardo Gomez, 18, after he made an illegal right turn on Lomaland while driving a blue 1993 Cadillac DeVille.

The officer smelled marijuana as he was conducted the traffic stop and requested for a canine unit to assist.

Drug sniffing dog Zeus found the drugs under the drivers seat, police said.

Officers found 10 plastic bags with cocaine inside.

Gomez was arrested for possession of cocaine and officers found Gomez had 10 outstanding traffic warrants.

Gomez was booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility on a bond of $22,255.86.


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