HESPERIA, Calif. (VVNG.com) A deputy on patrol conducted a routine traffic stop and located 3lbs. of crystal meth Thursday afternoon.
Deputy Thurman with the Hesperia Sheriff’s Station was on patrol in the area of Palm Street and Third Avenue.
Just before 2:00 pm, deputy Thurman initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle with an expired registration and the driver was believed not to be wearing a seatbelt, authorities said.
The vehicle driven by 47-year-old Martin Entler, a resident of Victorville, yielded on Third Avenue. Police say Entler appeared anxious and attempted to exit the vehicle prior to deputy Thurman making contact.
“When initially attempting to identify the driver, Entler provided a fake identification card, which was later determined to belong to a subject out of Texas,” stated sheriff’s officials in a press release.
Through investigation, it was learned that the subject out of Texas had lost his wallet earlier this year.
During an inventory check of the vehicle, Deputy Thurman located approximately 3 pounds of Crystal Meth in the passenger’s seat of the vehicle along with over $200 in cash. Entler was taken into custody and was booked into the High Desert Detention Center. Entler was booked on HS 11379(a), transportation of narcotics, and PC 529(a), falsely impersonating another person.
Due to the diligent effort put forth by Deputy Thurman, drugs were taken off the streets and kept out of the hands of children. Anytime anyone suspects drug activity you are urged to contact your local Police Department. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com.