At about 1:00 am Thursday morning, a Turlock Police officer near the intersection of Almond Avenue and North Golden State Boulevard, Turlock, observed a vehicle violate the California Vehicle Code, so he made a traffic stop on it.
The officer made contact with the vehicle’s driver, Nicolas Martinez, 29, of Turlock, and had his dispatcher run him. Martinez returned to be on parole for a weapon related charge which meant that he and his property can be searched by any peace officer at any time without probable cause or a warrant.
A parole search of Martinez’s vehicle was conducted which led to the discovery of narcotics and drug paraphernalia.
Martinez’s parole agent was contacted who made the decision to place him on a hold pending a parole revocation hearing.
Martinez was arrested and booked into the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance, possession of methamphetamines, and violation of parole.
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