Traffic stop results in arrest of man on drug charges

A Murrieta man was arrested on drug charges Friday following a records check and search of his vehicle during a traffic stop, police said....

A Murrieta man was arrested on drug charges Friday following a records check and search of his vehicle during a traffic stop, police said.

Anthony Long, 44, was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance for sales, transportation of a controlled substance; and a felony warrant for narcotics, according to a Murrieta Police Department news release.

A Murrieta Police officer conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle at 12:45 a.m. Friday near California Oaks Road and Hancock Avenue. A records check revealed Long was on probation for conspiracy and had an outstanding felony warrant for his arrest on narcotics charges. He also was on probation for theft.

After Long's arrest, a search of the vehicle was conducted. It revealed a "significant amount" of methamphetamine, a digital scale, syringes, narcotics paraphernalia, plastic baggies and a large amount of cash, police said. A woman in the vehicle with Long was released at the scene.

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