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DWI traffic stop leads to drug arrests

While rolling and patrolling the streets of Richmond Sunday night, about 10 pm., Richmond police corporal Todd Ganey stopped a 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser on suspicion of driving impaired. During the traffic stop, in the 600 block of Highway US 90A, Ganey strolled his K-9, Hondo, around the vehicle to check for narcotics, said Richmond Master Sergeant Lowell Neinast. While sniffing the around the car, Hondo 'alerted', indicating the presence of narcotics inside the car. Neinast said when the dog alerted, the driver and two other occupants were all detained until the roadside investigation could be completed.

Further investigation revealed that the driver, Guadalupe Ramirez Gamino Jr., a 26 year old Rosenberg resident was wanted for a parole violation and also had an outstanding warrant for possession of a controlled substance out of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. Gamino was arrested on the outstanding warrants, he was also charged with new drug possession offenses based on the discovery of cocaine, PCP, and Ecstasy pills found in his car. Gamino was also charged with DWI, the initial reason for the traffic stop.

Neinast said Gamino’s passengers, Joseph Joaguin Martinez, Jr., 23, of Missouri City, and Christina Marie Garza, 26, of Needville, were also arrested. They were charged with possession of a controlled substance (Cocaine), a Second Degree Felony, possession of a controlled substance (PCP), a Second Degree Felony, and possession of a controlled substance (Ecstasy Pills), also a Second Degree Felony.

All three were booked into the Fort Bend County Jail were they are being held pending bond.

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