A traffic stop on County Road 308 and Highway 359 led to the arrest of 42-year-old Thomas James Osborne.

On Monday, Osborne was spotted for a traffic violation. As Lt. Ernie Rivera conducted a roadside interview with the passenger he observed a metal box on the roof of the vehicle.

The metal box contained 10.4 grams of meth prepared for distribution, $845 and drug paraphernalia.

Osborne was taken to the Jim Wells County jail where he was charged with manufacturing and delivery of a controlled substance.

According to sheriff officials, this is the second time Osborne has been arrested for narcotics. In November of 2017, the narcotics division raided a residence in Orange Grove where deputies confiscated $3,000 and meth.

"It's a continuos problem," said JWC Sheriff Daniel Bueno. "These people get arrested time and time again. We do everything to enforce the law and put people behind bars."

According to sheriff officials, Osborne was recently released from prison and has prior drug convictions.