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.
Last night while you were sleeping, Southern Division Patrol Officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop.— San Jose Police Dept (@SanJosePD) February 10, 2024
Probable cause to search was established and the driver, and sole occupant, was found to have a large amount of cash on his person. Officers also found approximately 1/2… pic.twitter.com/B4rFV1Iv3K
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.