Traffic Stop Turns into an Arrest on Drugs and Firearms Charges

Traffic Stop Turns into an Arrest on Drugs and Firearms Charges

 

SAN RAFAEL — An officer conducting a traffic stop arrested a driver for having illegal drugs and a loaded firearm inside his car. The suspect was nabbed by a San Rafael K-9 unit on a patrol.

The incident happened near the intersection of Bellam Boulevard and Francisco Boulevard East. An officer observed the suspect running a red light at 4:45 p.m. on April 16th.

As the driver was being issued a citation the police dog alerted the officer to the presence of illicit drugs. The officer initiated a search and inside the trunk a large quantity of methamphetamine was located.

A small amount of suspected cocaine and heroin were also found, along with a loaded .38 caliber revolver. In addition, the driver was carrying a substantial amount of cash believed related to drug trafficking.

The driver identified as Wilford D. Allen, 61 of Isleton, is a convicted felon prohibited from possessing firearms. Allen was booked at Marin County Jail on six felony charges.

Allen is charged with possession of a narcotic controlled substance, and possession of a controlled substance for sale. He is also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

Regarding the .38 revolver, Allen is charged with possession of a firearm and controlled substances. He is charged with being an addict in possession of a firearm, and possession of ammunition.

Allen is no longer being held in custody, but traffic school certainly won’t resolve his present legal mess.

Traffic Stop Turns into an Arrest on Drugs and Firearms Charges was last modified: April 22nd, 2020 by admin
Categories: Marin
Tags: drugs, gun