Fairfield man arrested after car stop

By From page A4 | November 07, 2012

VACAVILLE — A Fairfield man was arrested Monday after police reportedly found methamphetamine in the vehicle after a traffic stop.

Tomas Ruiz, 49, of Fairfield, was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, transportation of a controlled substance and an outstanding warrant for driving without a license.

Ruiz was allegedly spotted speeding around 5 p.m. on the 500 block of Rocky Hill Road. When he was pulled over, he gave the officer a California identification card. Police said he was an unlicensed driver with a $5,000 warrant for that same offense.

When police searched Ruiz, they reportedly found a small amount of methamphetamine on him and a quarter-pound of it in his vehicle. The drugs were reported to have a street value of $6,000 and were packaged in a manner consistent with drug sales, police said.

He is being held at Solano County Jail with a bail of $28,333.

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Danny Bernardini

Danny Bernardini

Danny is a newspaper man born and raised in Vacaville. He attended Chico State University and has written for the Enterprise Record and the Reporter. Covers the City of Fairfield, education and crime. A's, Warriors and Saints fan. Listener of vinyl, frequent visitor to the East Bay. Registered "decline to state" voter. Loves a good steak.

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