Traffic Stop Turns Into Meth Bust In Grand Terrace
A truck stopped for speeding in the area ends in two arrests for possession of a controlled substance.
A routine traffic stop for speeding turned into a drug bust in Grand Terrace Monday, when two people were arrested for possession of methamphetamine, according to a Riverside County Sheriff’s news release.
A Sheriff’s deputy pulled over a black Ford F-150 on a traffic violation for speeding in the area of Newport Avenue and Grand Terrace Road. The driver, John Cartmill, 61, of Grand Terrace had an active warrant out for his arrest.
During a search of his vehicle, approximately six grams of methamphetamine were located and additional Sheriff’s units arrived to assist in an investigation.
Deputies went to the residence Cartmill rents in Grand Terrace where the homeowner, Belinda Millard, 51, was contacted and a search of her residence was conducted. Approximately one gram of methamphetamines was located along with several items of drug paraphernalia.
Cartmill was booked at West Valley Detention Center for Transportation of Methamphetamines and is being held on a fifty thousand dollar bail amount. Millard was also booked at West Valley Detention Center for Possession of a Controlled Substance and is being held on $25,000 bail.