Meth found in Grover Beach man's car during traffic stop, police say

mfountain@thetribunenews.comApril 24, 2014 

Austin James Ross, 29, of Grover Beach was arrested Wednesday, April 23, 2014, on suspicion of transportation of narcotics and possession of narcotics for sale, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving on a suspended license. Original story »

A traffic stop Wednesday in Grover Beach led to the discovery of nearly three ounces of methamphetamine packaged for sale, according to authorities.

At about 11:10 a.m., a Grover Beach police officer stopped a vehicle on the 1000 block of Highway 1 for failing to stop while entering the highway. The officer found that the driver, Grover Beach resident Austin James Ross, 29, was driving on a suspended license. As Ross was being arrested for that violation, the officer allegedly found him in possession of a small amount of hashish.

The officer, with probable cause to search the vehicle, then allegedly discovered 83.8 grams of methamphetamine packaged for sales and other paraphernalia commonly used for selling drugs.

Ross was booked into San Luis Obispo County Jail on felony charges of transportation of narcotics and possession of narcotics for sale, as well as misdemeanor charges of drug paraphernalia and driving on a suspended license. The amount of hashish found was small and likely for personal use, according to Cmdr. John Peters, and Ross was cited for an infraction.

According to jail logs, he was no longer in County Jail as of Thursday afternoon.

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