Deputy finds various drugs in Tucson man's car during traffic stop

2014-04-21T08:56:00Z 2014-04-21T10:15:53Z Deputy finds various drugs in Tucson man's car during traffic stopVeronica M. Cruz Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

A Tucson man was arrested last week in Pinal County after deputies found cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and a gun in his car during a traffic stop. 

On April 14, A K-9 deputy stopped a Saturn Ion traveling eastbound on Interstate 10 after noticing the tint on the car's windows was too dark, Tim Gaffney, a Pinal County Sheriff's Office spokesman said in a news release. 

The deputy saw that the driver, 47-year-old Jose Real, had a rolled up dollar bill in his lap and his shirt and baseball cap had a white powdery substance on it, the release said. 

A digital scale was also seen on the floorboard and when the deputy asked Real if he had used cocaine, Real admitted to snorting some earlier and said there was some inside the car, the release said.

During a search of Real's car, the deputy found: 1.1 ounces of cocaine, .6 ounces of methamphetamine, 17 grams of marijuana, five marijuana pipes, one methamphetamine pipe, a Ruger 9mm handgun, two scales, and $2,011. 

"Jose tried to claim the drugs found in a bag inside of the vehicle were not his, but evidently he must have forgotten his vehicle registration and insurance were inside of this same bag," Sheriff Paul Babeu said in the release. 

Because of several felony convictions, Real is a prohibited possessor of a firearm. 

He was arrested on suspicion of possession of a narcotic drug for sale, possession of a dangerous drug for sale, possession of marijuana for sales, and  misconduct involving a weapon and booked into the Pinal County jail. 

He could face an additional DWI charge after blood sample tests are completed. 

The car, money and drugs were seized. 

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