Defective Brake Light Leads Police to Find Meth, THC, and Stolen Gun
SAN ANGELO, TX -- A traffic stop for a brake light may send a man back to prison after police find meth, THC wax, and a stolen pistol.
According to Court Documents, on June 22, an officer for the San Angelo Police Department's Anti-Crime Unit pulled over a vehicle on the 1600 block of N Bryant for a defective middle brake light.
The officer spoke with the driver and was identified as 27-year-old John Navarro. Navarro's ID was searched and came back positive for outstanding warrants. He was then detained and his vehicle was searched.
During the search officers found 11 grams of methamphetamine and 7.44 grams of tetrahydrocannabinol wax. They also found a Ruger 9mm that came back as stolen.
Navarro told police that he did not know it was stolen but that he bought it for $1,500 from as guy named "Singleton".
On September 2, 2015, Navarro was convicted for possession of a controlled substance and spent three years in the TDCJ.
On November 30, 2018, Navarro was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon after he was pulled over. During this event he told officers that he had found the gun earlier in the day and just forgot to take it out of the vehicle. He has a plea hearing at July 23.
Now Navarro is facing two counts of manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance and another charge of unlawful possession of a firearm be a felon.
He is currently in the Tom Green County Jail and his bond is set at $110,000.
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