A traffic stop in southwest Fresno on April 16 led to an arrest for possession of narcotics and a loaded handgun, Fresno police said.
Isaac Perez, 27, of Fresno, was stopped while driving with two passengers near Valencia and Delno avenues around 11 p.m., Fresno police said. When officers approached the vehicle, there was a strong smell of burning marijuana.
Perez admitted to smoking marijuana and having it in his vehicle, Fresno police said. Officers discovered Perez was carrying 11 individual bags of cocaine in his pocket.
After being asked, Perez told the officers they would also find a loaded gun in his car, Fresno police said. A loaded .38-caliber revolver and two digital scales were taken from the vehicle.
Perez had no gang affiliation and little or no criminal history, police said. He was arrested on suspicion of several firearms and narcotics-related charges and booked into the Fresno County Jail.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 559-498-7867. The “Felon with a Gun” program offers a $500 reward for information that leads to firearm-related arrests.