Traffic stop leads to drug discovery, 3 arrests

By From page A4 | January 13, 2013

FAIRFIELD — A traffic stop in Fairfield Thursday evening led to the discovery of illegal drugs worth thousands of dollars and the arrest of three individuals, according to a Vacaville police press release.

About 9 p.m. Thursday, the Vacaville Police Crime Suppression Team conducted a traffic stop in Fairfield. More than one pound of methamphetamine worth approximately $37,000 was found in the vehicle, the press release said.

James Jewett, 48, of Vallejo and Carlos Ballardo, 49, of Fairfield were arrested.

Police served a search warrant at a residence in the 200 block of Sperry Avenue in Vallejo. The investigation yielded additional evidence of drug sales, suspected methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine and marijuana, according to the press release.

Asriel Velaquez, 20, was arrested at the Vallejo residence and booked on charges of possession of drugs for sale and possession of marijuana for sale.  Ballardo was booked into the Solano County Jail on charges of possession of methamphetamine. Jewett was booked on charges of possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell, among other charges.

Anyone with information about this case can contact the Vacaville Police DRUG Tip line at 449-5243.

Reach Heather Ah San at 427-6977 or [email protected] Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/HeatherMalia.

Heather Ah San

Heather Ah San

Heather Ah San covers Rio Vista, features and general news for the Daily Republic. She received her bachelors of art degree from the University of Oregon.

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