Convicted felon caught with drugs, weapons during traffic stop in Tuolumne County
PHOTO: Tuolumne County Sheriff
A Tuolumne County man on Post-Release Community Supervision was arrested again after reportedly being caught with drugs and a gun during a traffic stop on New Year’s morning.
Just after midnight, January 1, a deputy on patrol along Highway 108 witnessed 37-year-old Chad Hosburgh of Winton making an illegal lane change and pulled him over.
Given his PRCS designation, Hosburgh was subject to law enforcement search. Authorities say that when the deputy carried out the search, he located methamphetamine, a collapsible baton, and an unregistered, loaded firearm with a high-capacity magazine.
Hosburgh was arrested and booked on suspicion of multiple felonies, including possession of a firearm as a convicted felon, possession of illegal drugs while armed, carrying concealed weapons in the vehicle, and violation of his PRCS terms.
During booking, he was searched for additional contraband and found to have more methamphetamine on his person, despite having told deputies he had nothing illegal on him, thus earning him an additional charge for bringing drugs into the jail.