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Levelland police and the Department of Public Safety worked together earlier this week, arresting three individuals, recovering a stolen vehicle and more than 10 grams of methamphetamine.
Monday, special agents with DPS arrested Joeie Len Romine, 52, for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
According to the probable cause affidavit, special agents observed Romine driving a vehicle in the 900 block of West Avenue and initiated a traffic stop to execute a parole warrant.
Upon further inspection, agents discovered the vehicle Romine was driving had been reported stolen out of Lubbock.
Romine was arrested for the parole warrant and unauthorized use of a vehicle. He is being held at the Hockley County Jail without bond on the parole warrant, and a bond of $3,000 for unauthorized use of a vehicle.
Tuesday, special agents assisted the Levelland Police Department with a traffic stop in the 300 block of 11th Street.
The passenger inside the vehicle was identified as Michael Shawn Roberts, 37. Consent to search the vehicle was denied, but a K-9 responded to the scene and gave a positive alert.
As a result, officers located a bag containing more than seven grams of methamphetamine, along with a pill bottle containing prescription medication.
Roberts was placed under arrest for manufacture, delivery, of a controlled substance between four and 200 grams. He was also charged with possession of a dangerous drug. He is being held at the Hockley County Jail on bonds totaling $27,000.
Also Tuesday, Levelland police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in about the 400 block of S. College Avenue. The driver was identified as Juaquin Salazar, 61. The officer requested a K-9 to the scene, which resulted in a positive alert.
During a search of the vehicle, officers located a crystal-like substance, which later tested positive for methamphetamine, weighing 4.87 grams. Officers also located marijuana.
Salazar was placed under arrest for possession of a controlled substance between four and 200 grams. He is being held at the Hockley County Jail on a bond of $10,000.