Livermore Cops Sniff Out Meth & a Revolver in Expired Tag Takedown, Hayward Man Charged

Livermore Cops Sniff Out Meth & a Revolver in Expired Tag Takedown, Hayward Man ChargedSource: Facebook/Livermore Police Department
Eileen Vargas
Published on November 30, 2023

In a routine check turned crime-scene unravel, Livermore's own boys in blue spotted a vehicle sporting expired tags parked nonchalantly in a Portola Avenue business lot, per law enforcement's Facebook post.

The drama unfolded when the Livermore Police Department got the nod from the motorist to search the car, leading to the discovery of a loaded revolver nestled beside 10 grams of a powdery substance, said to be methamphetamine; the bust was detailed in a Facebook post that sourced the gritty details of the find.

The driver, identified as a 49-year-old Hayward resident by the name of Macedonia Chavez, crossed from mere traffic offender to a catalog of charges, notched high by the possession of a controlled substance and the addition of a sidearm, the department announced on Facebook.

Chavez, who might have slipped through the system's weary cracks on a less vigilant night, found himself instead shackled by accusations ranging from carrying a hidden weapon to the flagrant act of carting around a loaded firearm.