Traffic stop leads to three arrest

Traffic stop leads to three arrest
Friday, July 5, 2013 - 10:51am

Two young men and an older woman are arrested after a patrol officer makes a traffic violation stop.

On Thursday, July 3, a patrol officer made a traffic stop on a white 2000 Lincoln L/S on Lewis Lane after the driver disregarded a turn signal.

The officer questioned all three passengers, Juan Leal Jr., 21, was found to have outstanding warrants and the driver, Frank Aguilar, 23, did not have a vaild driver's license, the female was identified as Mitzi Jo Ashley, 45.

The officer was given written consent to search the vehicle and a DPS K-9 unit assisted  and alerted the Trooper to the scent of narcotics in Ashley's purse.

The Trooper searched the contents of the purse and found a small amount of crack cocaine and Ashley was arrested for possession of a controlled substance.

Aguilar was accessed a cash bond of $140, Leal Jr. was fined $1,150 and Ashley was given a bond of $10,000.

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