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Handgun and drugs found during traffic stop in far east El Paso

By: Jamel Valencia
EL PASO, Texas - On Thursday, deputies with the El Paso County Sheriffs Office pulled over Ismael Valdez for a minor traffic violation, according to deputy Mariano Valle.

Valdez seemed nervous to the deputy and said he did not have any identification.

The deputy requested a K-9 at the scene on Interstate 10 near the Horizon Exit.

Valle said a loaded handgun, 2 grams of cocaine and less than 2 ounces of marijuana were found during the investigation.

Valdez was placed under arrest for unlawful carrying of a weapon, possession of a controlled substance and marijuana.