Arroyo Grande man facing drug charges after traffic stop

Posted at 6:14 PM, Aug 02, 2018

An Arroyo Grande man was arrested after sheriff’s officials say drugs and a loaded gun were found in his vehicle during a traffic stop.

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s officials say members of the Gang Task Force stopped an SUV for a vehicle code violation Wednesday on the Pike at 23rd Street in Oceano.

The driver, identified as Jesse Richard Wallace, 32, was reportedly found to be driving on a suspended license. 

Jesse Richard Wallace

Sheriff’s officials say they called a State Parks’ drug-sniffing dog to the scene and the dog alerted to the vehicle, which reportedly indicates the presence of drugs.

According to the sheriff’s office, a search of the vehicle uncovered approximately 9 grams of methamphetamine, 6.5 grams of heroin, drug paraphernalia associated with the sales of narcotics, and a loaded 9mm handgun with a high-capacity pistol magazine.

Wallace was arrested and booked into San Luis Obispo County Jail on charges including possession of a controlled substance for sale, being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of ammunition by a prohibited person, and possession of a controlled substance while armed with a loaded firearm. He’s being held on $50,000 bail.