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Traffic stop for dark tint leads to arrest of impaired driver

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Jose Real (Source: Pinal County Sheriff's Office) Jose Real (Source: Pinal County Sheriff's Office)
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

On April 14, a PCSO K-9 deputy pulled a vehicle over on I-10 near the Casa Grande city limits, after realizing the tint on the vehicle was too dark. 

According to the deputy, the driver, identified as Jose Real had a rolled up dollar bill in his lap and a white powdery substance on his shirt and baseball cap.  The deputy also said he saw a digital scale on the floorboard of the Real's car, according to PCSO the scale is commonly involved in the sale of narcotics. 

When asked by the deputy if he had used cocaine, Real allegedly said yes, according to the release. Real also admitted there was still residual cocaine in the vehicle. A search of Real's vehicle found - 1.1 ounces of cocaine, .6 ounces of methamphetamines, 17 grams of marijuana, five marijuana pipes, one methamphetamine pipe, one Ruger 9mm handgun,  two scales and $2,011 hidden throughout the car, said the release.  According to PCSO Real is also a prohibited possessor of a firearm due to previous arrests and felony convictions. 

Real was arrested and is currently in the Pinal County Jail facing the following charges - possession of a narcotic drug for sale, possession of a dangerous drug for sale, possession of marijuana for sale, misconduct involved a weapon. 

He faces a further charge of driving a vehicle while impaired by a drug and driving with an illegal drug in his system, according to the PCSO release, these charges are pending the results of a blood test Real provided. 

His vehicle, money and drugs were seized by PCSO. 

"Jose tried to claim the drugs found in a bag inside of the vehicle were not his, but evidently he must have forgotten his vehicle registration and insurance were inside of this same bag," said Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu. "When an individual uses a drug, the first thing to go is judgment. In this case not only did Jose use bad judgment when he decided to get behind the wheel after using cocaine but also when he left the dollar bill he used to snort the cocaine on his lap and forgot to wipe the cocaine he spilled off of his shirt."

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