Subject Arrested After Canine Alerts to his Vehicle

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938

  Public Information Officer, Mariano Valle

Cell: 915-479-1678

Office: (915) 538-2119

SheEMAIL: mvalle@epcounty.com

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     On 03/26/2014 at about 6:15pm, a Sheriff’s Office Strike Team Interdiction unit conducted a traffic stop on I-10 East near the Horizon exit on a Blue Chevrolet Avalanche for a minor traffic violation.  During a roadside interview, the driver, Ismael Valdez, claimed not to have any identification and exhibited signs of nervousness. A canine was called to the scene and alerted to the presence of narcotics. A search of the vehicle revealed a loaded handgun within reach of the driver seat, 2 grams of cocaine, and less than 2 ounces of marijuana.

ARRESTED

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Valdez, Ismael   (23)

Charged with:

Unlawful carrying Weapon $5,000 Bond

Possession of a Controlled Substance $300 Bond

Possession of Marijuana $5,000 Bond

 

Published 27 March 2014 03:43 PM by mvalle

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