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Couple identified after traffic stop turns up possible drug operation

Posted: 10:28 PM, Jan 21, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-22 02:12:48-05
Photo: Corpus Christi police arrest 30-year-old Nikky Martinez. She was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

 

A Corpus Christi couple has been identified after a traffic stop led to the discovery of a possible drug operation.

According to Lieutenant Edward Longoria, with the Corpus Christi police department, an officer said he had to pull over a car after it almost hit his marked unit.

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

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

Monday, Corpus Christi police say 27-year-old Rick Sanchez was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, manufacturing and delivering of a controlled substance.

Photo: 27-year old Rick Sanchez. CCPD police say he was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, manufacturing and delivering of a controlled substance. (Nueces County Jail)

 

Police also arrested 30-year-old Nikky Martinez. She was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia

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

Sanchez was booked into the Nueces County Jail. His bond was set at $23,000. Jail officials said Nikky Martinez was not booked into the Nueces County Jail.