Traffic Stop in Marshall Leads to Big Drug Bust
Posted April 10, 2017 by kgasradio |   

By Elaine Etheridge

A traffic stop in Marshall has resulted in two arrests and the seizure of of more than 87 grams of Methamphetamine. On Saturday at around 1:45 am, Marshall Police conducted a traffic stop on a red Ford Mustang in the 1700 block of East End Blvd. South.

Tobias Prudencio

Tobias Prudencio

When officers approached the vehicle, there was a strong smell of marijuana. The driver, identified as Tobia Prudencio, 30, of Marshall, refused a search of the vehicle, claiming there were no drugs inside.

Prudencio and his passenger, Stephani Carbajal, 19, of Maryland, were both detained at the scene while a police K9 was deployed.

The K9 alerted on both the driver and passenger side doors. As a result, approximately 87.5 grams of Methamphetamine, two digital scales, a .45 caliber handgun and small bags commonly used in the sale of narcotics were found inside the vehicle. Soon after searching the vehicle, police learned the car had been reported stolen in Maryland.

IMG_1895Prudencio was arrested and charged with Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

Carbajal was charged with Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle and Possession of a Controlled Substance, Penalty Group 1.

Both Prudencio and Carbajal were booked into the Harrison County Jail.