A routine traffic stop on early Thursday morning on the 100 block of North Cameron Street sent Abelino Gonzalez Benavides to county jail.
Officer Julian Barrera made contact with the driver who provided the officer with a concealed handgun license, along with his drivers license and proof of insurance. The officer and Benavides stepped off to the side of the street for safety issues and a roadside interview.
Benavides patted the left side of his underarm to show that he did have a gun on him, report stated. For officer safety, Barrera patted down Benavides and located two pocket knives, a sheath knife and felt a flat container in the right pocket.
According to the report, Benavides told the officer he had 49 prescribed Hydrocodone pills in the container because it was easier for him to carry the container instead of the prescription bottle. The officer explained that the pills had to be in the prescription bottle with Benavides' personal information.
Due to Benavides' possession of the pills without the prescription, the officer searched the vehicle and located a shotgun and four rifles.
Benavides was placed under arrest for possession of a controlled substance. According to the report, due to the possession being a class B misdemeanor Benavides was charged with unlawful carrying of a weapon.
Benavides was transported to the Jim Wells County jail. At the police station, the officer found the container had two different types of Hydrocodone pills.
On Tuesday at approximately 2:15 p.m., Officer Julian Cavazos was on patrol when he observed the driver of a 2008 silver Ford Focus on his cell phone. The officer conducted a routine traffic stop and made contact with the driver, later identified as John Quinney.
Quinney's hands shook he signed the citation and told Cavazos "coops make me nervous." The driver consented to a vehicle search.
According to the report, Cavazos located a metal grinder, a bag of marijuana and a glass pipe with marijuana residue in the vehicle.
Quinney was arrested for possession of marijuana and transported to the JWC jail.