Man Arrested Following Traffic Stop

Man Arrested Following Traffic Stop

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA – An Odessa man is behind bars after a traffic stop on Wednesday in Odessa.

We're told an officer saw a 1998 Chevrolet Blazer with an expired inspection sticker and a traffic stop was conducted in the 1800 block of East Eighth Street.

As the vehicle was being pulled over, they saw 31-year-old Joseph Mendez throw a bag out of the window.

An officer later picked up the bag which had marijuana and a rolled cigarette.

Mendez was later arrested after authorities found out that Mendez had several warrants for his arrest.

Mendez is charged with tampering with physical evidence, possession of marijuana and six outstanding misdemeanor warrants