Man, woman arrested after drugs and weapons found during traffic stop in Casa Grande
CASA GRANDE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) – Casa Grande police say a man and woman have been arrested after drugs and weapons were found in their car during a traffic stop Sunday morning.
Around 8 a.m., officers stopped a car near 6th Street and Florence Boulevard, just east of Pinal Avenue. While searching the car, they found about 7 pounds of methamphetamine, 1.9 grams of cocaine, three loaded handguns, nearly $5000 in cash, and a check for $119,000. 37-year-old Joey Mata and 45-year-old Breannon Pinkus-Magana were arrested at the scene.
Investigators found that Mata is a convicted felon with an extensive criminal history and is currently out on bond in Pinal County for attempted murder and participating in a criminal street gang. The two were booked into jail and face various charges, including possessing dangerous drugs for sale, transporting dangerous drugs, misconduct involving weapons, and money laundering.
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