San Jose Police Score Major Drug Bust: Seizes Cash, Cocaine, and Firearm from Convicted Felon

San Jose Police Score Major Drug Bust: Seizes Cash, Cocaine, and Firearm from Convicted FelonSource: San Jose Police Department
Leticia Ruiz
Published on February 11, 2024

Last night, while the city was engulfed in slumber, the diligent officers of the San Jose Police Department's Southern Division were wide awake, making the streets a little safer. In an act of routine yet crucial vigilance, a traffic stop turned into a significant bust when officers pulled over a vehicle and established probable cause to search. Inside the car, they hit paydirt: a driver solo in his travels, but not in his cargo, with half a pound of crack cocaine, packaged with intent to distribute, sitting like a ticking bomb ready to explode into the community.

The chaos didn't end on the streets; digging deeper, the officers obtained a search warrant for the suspect's residence unveiling more contraband—a loaded firearm nestled among a cache of cash was discovered. According to the brief shared by San Jose PD's X post, in total, officers seized approximately $38,000 in cash alongside various drugs, that silent but deadly influencer of despair in many a neighborhood street. The driver, already branded by past misdeeds as a convicted felon, traded in the cold steel of his gun for the steel bars of a jail cell.

San Jose's Southern Division hailed the arrest as a testament to their unwavering commitment to justice and safety in a congratulatory note, "Great job by Southern Division!" the post exclaimed, punctuating the night's success.