On Friday, June 1, 2012, 20-year-old Rigoberto Zazueta was arrested in Mesa after a traffic stop by Mesa police. According to police reports, Zazueta was arrested on suspicion of selling meth in Mesa in relation to this arrest. No information was immediately available about the circumstances that led to the traffic stop in question.
Zazueta was pulled over near the intersection of Superstition Springs Boulevard and Power Road around 10:00 on Friday morning. Police say that Zazueta could not satisfy police requests to provide evidence of his identity. Zazueta reportedly gave officers a Mexican driver’s license that did not include important information such as a physical description or home address.
Officers say that Zazueta was carrying almost $1800 in cash and did not respond when asked if the money belonged to him. Zazueta had previously stated to officers that he was unemployed. Police then searched Zazueta’s vehicle with a K-9 narcotic unit and found the equivalent of about 6 ounces of methamphetamine hidden in a car jack in the rear seat of the car.
Zazueta is likely to be charged with possession of a dangerous drug for sale and drug paraphernalia in relation to this arrest.
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