Traffic stop in Magnolia results in arrest of two people for alleged possession of drugs

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Rhonda Lozano and Cameron Smith.

Deputies with the Montgomery County Precinct 5 Constable’s Department stopped a vehicle for multiple traffic violations on Dobbin Huffsmith Road in Magnolia on Dec. 2.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as 46-year-old Rhonda Lozano from Spring. The passenger in the vehicle was identified as 23-year-old Cameron Smith from Tomball. Lozano told deputies that she was on probation for a previous possession of a controlled substance conviction, and she was asked for permission to search her vehicle, and according to deputies she said no. At that time a Precinct 5 Sergeant and his K9 Kaution were called and arrived at the traffic stop. K9 Kaution conducted an open air sniff of Lozano’s vehicle, and positively alerted to the odor of drugs coming from the vehicle.

Precinct 5 Constable Officials say that during a probable cause search of the vehicle, a bag containing 128.1 grams of marijuana, a vape cartridge containing less than 1 gram of THC and $1,490.00 in cash was found. Both suspects were mirandized and understood they were under arrest, and they were taken to the Montgomery County Jail and released to jail staff. While traveling to the jail, Smith threatened deputies and stated he would harm them when he was released from jail, according to Constable Officials. Upon arriving at the jail, a baggie containing 2 separate baggies of cocaine were found in Lozano’s clothes weighing 1.6 grams.  

Drugs found by the Precinct 5 Constable’s Office during a traffic stop. Picture courtesy of the Precinct 5 Office.

Lozano was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 1-a third degree felony, Possession of a Controlled Substance Penalty Group 2-a state jail felony and for Possession of Marijuana, a state jail felony. Smith was arrested for Possession of Marijuana, a state jail felony and for Retaliation, a third degree felony. The money was seized as illegal profits from narcotics sales.

“The Precinct 5 Constable’s Office has increased its patrol in all areas of the Precinct. We will continue to pursue criminals moving in and out of the Precinct and work hard to shut down drug trafficking operations. It is the goal of this Department to allow the citizens in this County to feel safe in their communities, said Constable Chris Jones.

Drugs found by the Precinct 5 Constable’s Office during a traffic stop. Picture courtesy of the Precinct 5 Office.

If you are aware of any illegal activity please contact the Precinct 5 Constables Office at 281-259-6493, or visit our website CONSTABLE5.ORG to provide an anonymous tip.

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