Photo: Crystal Morin and Andrew Tuttle
MERCED – Early on the morning of April 4 a deputy with the MCSO conducted a traffic stop near N. Quinley Avenue and Mulberry Avenue in Atwater.
The driver was operating the vehicle without a license and his passenger was on felony probation.
An investigation of the vehicle produced a pile of mail that did not belong to the pair. A further search revealed drug paraphernalia, one gram of heroin and multiple needles.
27-year-old Andrew Tuttle and 33-year-old Crystal Morin were arrested. The MCSO notes that all of the mail was returned to its rightful owners.