Trooper Kevin Burman (left) got assistance from Sergeant Glen Edwards with the Polk County Sheriff's Office, and Troopers Shelly Lee (center) and Steve Woodard (foreground).
Routine Traffic Stop Leads to Felony Drug Charges, SEVEN OAKS, March 20, 2016 - Shortly before 3 pm on March 20, 2016, Trooper Kevin Burman with the Texas Highway Patrol initiated a traffic stop off US-59 south in Seven Oaks. The vehicle pulled onto and stopped on Franklin Road. The vehicle a red Ford Mustang, was driven by Briana Arevalo, 20, of Tyler. Trooper Burman spoke with Arevalo and her two passengers, Luis Mendoza, 17, of Tyler, and Enrique Avellaneda, 18 of Tyler. There was a heavy smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Burman was soon backed up by Troopers Shelly Lee and David Woodard (also with the Texas Highway Patrol). Burman conducted a vehicle search and uncovered a sizeable portion of what is believed to be methamphetamine, marijuana, bongs, a grinder, scales, and baggies. All three vehicle occupants were charged with manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance (felony), possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Sergeant Glenn Edwards with the Polk County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to assist with suspect transport. All three were transported to the Polk County Jail. Arevalo's mustang was recovered by Clifton Chevrolet our of Corrigan.
17 year old Luis Enrique Mendoza, of Tyler, sits cuffed in Burman's patrol unit.
18 year old Enrigue Avellaneva (left) and 20 year old Briana Arevalo (both of Tyler) appear to be all smiles as they face felony drug charges and wait to be transported to Polk County Jail.
Burman gets assistance from Sergeant Glen Edwards with the Polk County Sheriff's Office. Burman looks over the findings (methamphetamine, marijuana, baggies, a scale, bongs, and a grinder).
The large white ball on the right is a sizable quantity of what is believed to be methamphetamine.
Edwards takes a puppy into care. The pup was a passenger in the vehicle.
Avellaneva and Arevalo were loaded into Edwards' patrol unit to be transported to Polk County Jail.
Arevalo's vehicle was recovered by Clifton Chevrolet out of Corrigan.
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