CALIPATRIA — A police officer here found about an ounce of methamphetamine in the back seat of his patrol car after he arrested a 24-year-old man for a violation of probation warrant.
Calipatria Police Chief Reggie Gomez said Officer Lynn Mara found about 1 ounce of methamphetamine as he was taking Luis Espudo Marquez out of the back seat of his squad car.
Marquez has two residences, one in Calipatria and the other in Niland.
The incident started when a call came into police about 6 a.m. regarding a suspicious person sleeping in his vehicle in the 100 block of East California Street.
Mara went to the scene and found Marquez in the vehicle.
When Mara ran a background check, he found Marquez had a warrant for his arrest for a violation of probation.
Mara placed Marquez in the back seat of his squad car and took him to the police station.