A Holtville man was in custody today after he allegedly ran a stop sign in El Centro on Tuesday and was found to be under the influence and driving a fancy pickup with hidden compartments.
Imperial police Officer Edward Holguin was driving an unmarked police car on the south side of El Centro about 10:45 p.m. Tuesday when the driver of a pickup in front of him allegedly ran a stop sign.
Holguin called for an El Centro police officer to stop the pickup. The officer pulled over Jose Luis Delgado Jr., 32, of Holtville near Eighth and Aurora streets, Holguin said.
After finding Delgado was exhibiting signs of being under the influence of a stimulant and carrying almost $2,000 in cash, Holguin searched his pickup and found a hidden compartment. Holguin found a quantity of methamphetamine hidden inside the compartment and had the truck towed back to the Imperial Police Department for closer inspection.