Two men were arrested here on felony drug charges, following a routine traffic stop last Saturday afternoon.
    The driver of the vehicle, Eduardo Hinojosa Alvarez, 42, of Lamesa, and a passenger, Sammy Lee Delgado, 56, both were arrested for possession of between one and four grams of a controlled substance believed to be methamphetamine, which is a third degree felony, according to Lamesa Chief of Police Dale E. Alwan Sr.
    Both men also were charged with possession of less than two ounces of marijuana in a drug-free zone, which is a Class A misdemeanor.
    In addition, Chief Alwan said, Delgado also was booked into Dawson County Jail for six outstanding city warrants and a parole violation warrant.
    Officers with the Lamesa Police Department initiated the traffic stop about 1:20 p.m. Saturday in the 100 block of NE 4th Street, Chief Alwan said.
    During officer contact with the occupants of the vehicle, Chief Alwan said, Alvarez allegedly was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia and marijuana, while Delgado allegedly was found to be in possession of a substance believed to be methamphetamine.
    As the investigation continued, Chief Alwan said, Alvarez allegedly was found to also be in possession of three plastic baggies containing a substance believed to be methamphetamine.
    Later on, the police chief said, officers also discovered that Delgado allegedly was in possession of an additional baggie containing a substance believed to be methamphetamine, as well as a baggie containing marijuana.
    Additional drug paraphernalia allegedly was located inside the vehicle, Chief Alwan said.

 

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