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    Wednesday, December 12, 2018-1:43:12P.M.

     

     

     

     

     

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Traffic stop leads to ‘ice’ arrest

A TRAFFIC stop triggered by a faulty left tail light led to the arrest of a 30-year-old man for possession of methamphetamine or “ice.”

Superior Court Associate Judge Joseph N. Camacho imposed a $10,000 cash bail on Edward Leon Guerrero Fabros, who was charged with illegal possession of a controlled substance.

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Edward Leon Guerrero Fabros

He was found in possession of  0.02 grams of methamphetamine.

Because Fabros is unemployed, the court appointed Assistant Public Defender Jean Pierre Nogues to be his counsel.

Nogues asked the court to reduce the bail, but Assistant Attorney General Chester Hinds, who appeared for the government, said bail should remain at $10,000.

 The prosecutor also told the court that the offense is punishable by a maximum of five years imprisonment and a fine of up to $2,000.

Judge Camacho remanded Fabros to the Department of Corrections’ custody, but added that the defendant will be released upon posting a $2,000 unsecured bond.

 Fabros was ordered to return to court on Dec. 12 at 9 a.m. for a preliminary hearing, and on Dec. 17 at 8 a.m. for his arraignment.

Police said Fabros was the passenger of a white Toyota 4-runner, which was pulled over due to a faulty left tail light on Dec, 3 at 10:23 p.m.

 Police noticed that Fabros “stuck his right arm out of the passenger window and threw something out.”

 When the officers looked around the area, they noticed a clear Ziploc bag containing a crystal-like substance. Police also found a clear glass pipe about 3 to 4 feet away.

 The substance in the Ziploc bag tested presumptive for meth, police said.

When asked about the illegal substance, Fabros exercised his right to remain silent and refused to be interviewed by the police.

 The driver of the vehicle told police that the car was rental, and that it was “impossible” for the meth to be from his school bag, adding that it did not belong to him. Police released the driver who was not charged.