A traffic stop Wednesday morning in West Odessa led to the driver and passenger being charged after suspected methamphetamine was found in the vehicle, an Ector County Sheriff’s Office press release said.
The stop was made around 1 a.m. Wednesday near University Boulevard and Mercury Avenue, the release detailed, due to a traffic violation.
Deputies charged the driver, 30-year-old Cassi Jo Rincon, with possession of a controlled substance, a state jail felony, and carrying an unlicensed weapon, a class A misdemeanor, after suspected methamphetamine was found inside the vehicle along with drug paraphernalia, as well as a pair of brass knuckles and multiple outstanding warrants, the release stated.
Rincon also had two warrants issued from Andrews County for possession of a controlled substance and a fugitive from justice charge, jail records show.
The passenger, 44-year-old Randy Eugene Ramsey, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and giving false identification to a police officer, a class A misdemeanor, and failure to identify as a fugitive, a class A misdemeanor, as he also had outstanding warrants, the release said.
Jail records show Rincon and Ramsey were taken to the Ector County Detention Center Wednesday. Rincon has four bonds totaling $21,000 and Ramsey has three bonds totaling $4,500.