Convicted felon facing more charges after traffic stop

A convicted felon is facing a few more felony counts after Odessa police officers reportedly found him with a firearm and several narcotics during a traffic stop Wednesday.

Police saw a 1997 Chevrolet 1500 fail to stop at a proper place at the intersection of 29th Street and Texas Avenue around 12:42 a.m. Wednesday night, according to an OPD new release.

The driver was identified as 39-year-old Joseph David Tibbets, who was found to be in possession of two bags of methamphetamine, Xanax, Azithromycin and Amoxi-Clav, the release stated.

Tibbets was unable to provide a prescription for all of the pills, the release detailed, and he was also found to be in possession of a .22 Raven Arms MP-25 gun.

OPD charged Tibbets with unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of methamphetamine, third-degree felonies, as well as possession of a controlled substance and two counts of possession of dangerous drugs, class A misdemeanors.

Jail records show Tibbets was taken to the Ector County Detention Center Wednesday and has five bonds totaling $33,000.