IMPERIAL — A traffic stop here Saturday led police to a 50-pound marijuana seizure and three arrests.
Imperial police Officer Joe Garibaldi said he stopped a vehicle for a broken windshield at 1:11 a.m. near the intersection of Aten Road and Sandalwood Glen Avenue.
There were three people in the vehicle. The driver was Jesus Quintero Ruiz, 42, of Mexicali. Garibaldi declined to identify the passengers because of the investigation. He did say they were El Centro residents.
Garibaldi said he suspected Quintero of being under the influence and asked him to step outside the vehicle.
Garibaldi said he then noticed Quintero was attempting to conceal an item in his hand. That item reportedly was a small container found to have methamphetamine inside.