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CCPD: Traffic stop turns into possible drug operation discovery

Posted at 12:58 AM, Jan 20, 2019
Photo: A picture of a CCPD traffic stop near Port Avenue and Tarlton Street Saturday afternoon.


A Corpus Christi police officer said he had to pull over a car after it almost hit his marked unit. When he pulled the vehicle over, the officer discovered a possible drug dealing operation.

The incident happened near the intersection of Port Avenue and Tarlton Road around 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

According to Lieutenant Edward Longoria, with the Corpus Christi police department, the officer noticed marijuana inside the vehicle. After a search, officers discovered crack cocaine, a gun, and a large amount of cash inside the vehicle.

Also inside the vehicle,  a six-year-old child. The child was later handed over to the suspect’s grandparents at the scene inside a convenience store parking lot.

Lt. Longoria said a 27-year-old male suspect, along with a 30-year-old female suspect, face felony charges.

Officers didn’t disclose how much cash was discovered inside the vehicle.