HOBBS, N.M. -- Three Seminole residents were arrested on drug charges Saturday after police allegedly found drugs while doing a traffic stop.
According to the Hobbs News-Sun, Naomi Figueroa, 32, of Seminole was arrested and charged with possession of a schedule three narcotic to wit Alprazolam, a fourth degree felony, and possession of Marijuana, a misdemeanor.
Adolfo Friesen, 31, of Seminole was arrested and charged with possession of one ounce or less of marijuana, a misdemeanor.
David Neufeld, 28, of Seminole, was arrested and charged with possession of narcotic paraphernalia, a misdemeanor.
According to police reports, at about 8:56 p.m., while on patrol in the area of Dunn and Elm, officers saw a white pickup parked in the middle of the street.
A female passenger got into the pickup and it left the area. Officers followed the pickup noticing a lighting malfunction and performed a traffic stop.
Neufeld, the driver of the vehicle was contacted. Officers noticed an open beer can in the front passenger floor board.
All passengers exited the vehicle and Neufeld gave officers permission to search the vehicle. Three open beer cans, a bag with a green leafy substance that tested positive for marijuana and pipe were found inside.
Neufeld allegedly admitted the pipe was his but denied the marijuana belonged to him. Friesen and Figueroa denied possession of the marijuana. All three passengers were arrested on various charges.
When officers took Figueroa to jail, they allegedly found a small plastic bag with seven pills that were identified as Alprazolam — a medicine used to treat anxiety disorders.
Figueroa was booked on a $5,500 bond, Friesen on a $204 bond and Neufeld on a $529 bond.