Traffic stops nets drugs, stolen car; police arrest two people

Traffic stops nets drugs, stolen car; police arrest two people

MARSHALL, TX (KSLA) - A Marshall, Texas, man and a Maryland woman face drug and other charges after a stolen vehicle was stopped in East Texas.

Marshall police reportedly found more than three ounces of methamphetamine after stopping a Ford Mustang about 1:45 a.m. April 8 in the 1700 block of East End Boulevard South, authorities said.

Officers reported a strong smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle.

And a police K-9 signaled that there were drugs in the driver's side and passenger side doors.

Authorities reported finding about 87.5 grams of methamphetamine, a handgun, two digital scales and small bags.

A check of the vehicle's registration also revealed that it had been stolen in Maryland, police said.

Officers booked 30-year-old Tobias Advelto Prudencio into Harrison County Jail on one count each of manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance (penalty group I 4 grams < 200 grams), unauthorized use of a vehicle and unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Stephanie Carbajal, 19, was booked on one count each of unauthorized use of a vehicle and possession of a controlled substance (penalty group I 4 grams < 200 grams).

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