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Traffic stop leads to narcotics arrest in Grover Beach

A traffic stop Wednesday afternoon in Grover Beach led to a narcotics arrest and a slew of charges for one 24-year-old.

At about 3:48 p.m., a Grover Beach police officer pulled over a car in the 1200 block of W. Grand Avenue. It’s unclear what made the officer pull over the vehicle in the first place, but during the traffic stop, authorities say the officer noticed a baggie of what appeared to be methamphetamine inside the car.

The driver, later identified by police as 24-year-old Grover Beach resident Timothy James Watkins, was detained and an additional search of the car was conducted.

Officers say they found 26 grams of meth, 1.1 grams of cocaine and 6.7 grams of heroin in what they describe as a “false compartment.”

Watkins was booked into San Luis Obispo County Jail for: Possession of narcotics for sale, transportation of meth, transportation of heroin, use of a false compartment in a vehicle, possession of drug paraphernalia, and misdemeanor warrant for theft.

Watkins’ bail was set at $55,000.

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