Joe Anthony Alvarez, 23, was arrested and charged with a first-degree felony during July 2014 for manufacturing and delivery of a controlled substance. More than 40 grams of methamphetamine were taken into police evidence after a traffic stop involving Alarez in Abilene. 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.