New Mexico police recently made a traffic stop that resulted in a man’s arrest. Police say they witnessed the man speeding on NM 599. Upon making the stop and approaching the vehicle, police say they noticed two minors in the car and also saw a firearm and a homemade narcotic pipe.
Not the first time the man has been in trouble with the law
The 19-year-old man who was reportedly driving was accused of a crime in 2020. That incident involved the shooting of a 17-year-old male. During the recent traffic stop, police officers seized the man’s vehicle and later are said to have obtained a search warrant.
Police say they found illegal substances in the man’s car
Investigators say they found several firearms in the vehicle during their search. They also claim to have seized heroin pills and a bag of cocaine. The man in question says the vehicle belongs to his father. As in all criminal cases, it is not enough for police to claim that a substance is an illegal drug. Any substance being used as evidence must undergo laboratory testing to prove that it is what prosecutors claim it is.
Shooting charges against the man were dropped
In the 2020 shooting case, the charges against the man who was recently stopped for speeding were dropped. However, he is now facing drug charges for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He denies any knowledge about the supposed drugs that were found and has informed police that his brother drove the vehicle the night before he was pulled over. Any New Mexico resident facing similar legal problems may want to schedule a consultation with an experienced criminal defense attorney before heading to court.