Traffic stop ends in drug arrest
A man identified as a gang member was arrested on a complaint of drug trafficking after officers found more than half a pound of apparent meth in his car during a traffic stop, Oklahoma City police reported Friday. Miguel Alvarez, 33, of Oklahoma City, was arrested Wednesday near the 1600 block of Stonewall Avenue. Officers who stopped Alvarez because his car had a broken tag light confiscated a crystal substance that tested positive for methamphetamines, police said. Alvarez has a prior felony conviction for possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute from 1998, according to court records. Police said Alvarez is a member of the South Side Locos. He was released from the Oklahoma County jail Friday on $80,000 bail.