Drug possession suspect charged with auto theft
Santa Paula police observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. The two occupants of the pickup truck spotted the officer, pulled over and switched places. The officers conducted a traffic stop. They conducted a search of the vehicle, and discovered cocaine and drug paraphernalia on the passenger, Martin Quezada. Quezada, who was sitting in the passenger seat but had been driving the vehicle when it was first spotted, was arrested on suspicion of drug possession.
At the time of the stop, Santa Paula police also discovered that the Chevrolet pickup truck had been reported stolen from the City of Fillmore. The female driver was also arrested on suspicion of auto theft. It was later determined that the female was not connected to the auto theft, and she was released after being cited for driving on a suspended license. Quezada was also charged with destruction of evidence and possession of drug paraphernalia.
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