San Mateo Co. traffic stop leads to narcotics arrest

Officials say a traffic stop in San Mateo County led to 19-year-old Giovanni Hernandez's arrest in connection with a loaded gun and narcotics on Friday, February 12, 2016. (San Mateo County Sheriff's Office)

A 19-year-old Moss Beach man was arrested Friday during a traffic stop in connection with narcotics and firearms, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.

Giovanni Hernandez, 19, was arrested on suspicion of possession of a loaded and unregistered firearm inside a vehicle and possession of methamphetamine, according to deputies.

At 6:18 p.m. Friday, detectives from the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office Crime Suppression Unit conducted a traffic stop on a Honda Accord occupied by four people.

During the stop, detectives observed an open container of alcohol and a baggie of marijuana in plain view, deputies said.

A subsequent search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of several baggies of methamphetamine and a loaded 9 mm pistol and a box of ammunition.
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