ABILENE, Texas - A 26-year-old Abilene man was arrested Tuesday after police said he was found, during a traffic stop, to be in possession of a large quantity of narcotics.
According to police, Michael H. Longoria faces felony offenses for the delivery of controlled substances (methamphetamine; lisdexamfetamine dimesylate; and cocaine), three misdemeanor offenses for the possession of dangerous drugs (baclofen; tramadol hydrochloride; and etodolac) and for misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
Longoria was contacted in the 2600 block of Sayles Boulevard as part of what Abilene police said is their ongoing investigation into "probable drug trafficking," a police department news release said.
Longoria is being held in Taylor County Jail in lieu of bonds totaling about $42,000.
Here's the Abilene Police Department's news release:
LARGE QUANTITY OF NARCOTICS SEIZED DURING TRAFFIC STOP
ABILENE, Texas – Yesterday, August 27, 2013, agents with the Special Operations Division (SOD) of the Abilene Police Department (APD) contacted a motorist in the 2600 block of Sayles Boulevard as part of their ongoing investigation into probable drug trafficking. Officers with the City Marshal's office were nearby when agents radioed for assistance in contacting the motorist for a traffic violation. The City Marshals stopped the vehicle and the SOD agents contacted the occupants; a male driver and female passenger. A records check confirmed that the male's driver's license was invalid. The driver was arrested for the violation. K-9 Chavo with SOD alerted on the vehicle for the presence of narcotics. A vehicle search revealed numerous quantities of illicit narcotics and medications. The investigation revealed that the drugs found inside the vehicle were linked to the driver's personal belongings. The female passenger was detained, questioned and then released pending further investigation.
The search revealed a large quantity of methamphetamines—approximately 130.4 grams that had a street-value of about $13,000. Approximately 18.3 grams of marijuana was also located along with various other medications. Total street-value of illicit narcotics and dangerous drugs was approximately $14,266.
The driver was identified as Michael H. Longoria (DOB: 08/17/87) and he was also arrested on the following drug offenses: three felony offenses for the Delivery of Controlled Substances (methamphetamine; lisdexamfetamine dimesylate; and cocaine), three misdemeanor offenses for the Possession of Dangerous Drugs (baclofen; tramadol hydrochloride; and etodolac) and for misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana.
This criminal case will be forwarded to the District Attorney's office for their consideration of charges.