Traffic Stop Turns into Drug Bust in Odessa

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - 33-year-old Jesus Manuel Alvarado was arrested Monday night after a traffic stop on south Jackson.

That's after investigators spotted him leaving a known drug house.

After getting permission to search the SUV and a home on McCormic, authorities tell us they found almost half a pound of cocaine and a small amount of heroin.

The street value of the drugs, $23,000.

Alvarado and a woman, Priciliano Hinojos Gardea remain in jail until they're formally charged.