Traffic stop leads to three arrest
HARLINGEN, TX (KVEO NEWS CENTER 23) — 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.