During a traffic stop, around 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 12, Police Service dog Duke, led officers to discover narcotics in a 2001 blue Ford Mustang near W. 14th Street.
During the stop, Officer Flores released Duke to conduct an open-air sniff of the vehicle, which gave the officers probable cause to search the vehicle.
Their search led to the discovery of marijuana and a small amount of narcotics with the presence of methamphetamine.
A passenger in the vehicle originally gave the officers a false name and birth date but was discovered to be Paul N. Villanueva, 37.
Villanueva was also resisted and attempted to run.
A second passenger, identified Carmel Mata, 30, was arrested for warrants.
Villanueva has been charged with a long list including State Jail Felony Possession of Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1, Class B Possession of Marijuana, Resist Arrest Search or Transport, Fail to Identify Giving False Fictitious Information, Possession/Delivery Drug Paraphernalia, and a warrant for Parole Violation.
The driver of the vehicle was released after a field investigation.