Nearly 43 grams of meth recovered in Abilene traffic stop

ABILENE, Texas - More than 40 grams of methamphetamine are now police evidence after a traffic stop in Abilene.

Joe Anthony Alvarez, 23, was arrested and charged with a first degree felony for manufacturing and delivery of a controlled substance.

According to the police report, Alvarez was pulled over for driving with a suspended license. After he was pulled over, a K-9 unit was called to the stop and smelled drugs inside the vehicle. Officers were able to seize 42.6 grams of meth, most likely meant for distribution.

Alvarez also has a current charge of a third degree felony for assault family violence from December 2013.

Alvarez is being held at the Taylor County Jail with bonds totaling $25,000.

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