A traffic stop in Murrieta led to the discovery of drugs hidden inside a van, both of whose occupants were immediately arrested, authorities said today.
Kyle Timothy Turpin, 25, and Kimberly Ann Holguin, 38 — both of Murrieta — were allegedly caught with eight grams of methamphetamine, according to police.
Sgt. Jay Froboese said the suspects were pulled over for allegedly speeding near Murrieta Valley High School, in the area of Washington Avenue and Nighthawk Way, shortly before 10 p.m. on Tuesday Oct. 9.
Because Turpin and Holguin both appeared to be “agitated,” officers decided to investigate further and learned Turpin was on probation, Froboese said.
“Officers conducted a vehicle search, finding traces of methamphetamine, scales and paraphernalia in the van,” the sergeant said. ”Police service dog `Kazan’ was requested … (and) found nothing more in the interior, but during the exterior search located eight grams of meth in a magnetic metal container attached to the frame rails under the van. The meth was packaged for sales.”
Turpin was arrested on suspicion of possession of drugs for sale, driving under the influence of drugs and probation violations. Holguin was booked on suspicion of being under the influence of drugs and possession of drugs for sale.
Both suspects were being held in lieu of $30,000 bail at the Southwest Detention Center in Murrieta.