A 26-year-old Napa man, identified by police as Charles Ralph Hughes III, was taken into custody on suspicion of drug charges after the driver of a car in which he was a passenger allegedly blew a stop sign, according to an arrest summary from the City of Napa Police Department.
Shortly before 5:30 p.m. Thursday, according to the summary:
Officers observed a minivan driving through the parking lot of the River Park Shopping Center. As the vehicle exited the shopping center and turned eastbound onto Imola Ave, it failed to stop at the stop sign.
Officers immediately stopped the vehicle and contacted the driver. When asked by officers, the passenger in the right front seat of the vehicle identified himself as Hughes. He told the officers he was on probation for a drug violation.
When asked if he had anything illegal on his person, Hughes admitted to having a pipe used to smoke methamphetamine.
The pipe was retrieved with a usable amount of suspected methamphetamine in the bowl of the pipe. Hughes also displayed symptoms of being under the influence of drugs.
An evaluation was conducted and it was determined that Hughes was under the influence of a controlled substance. A warrant check revealed Hughes had two drug warrants out of Napa County.
Hughes was arrested and transported to Napa County Department of Corrections where he was booked.
Arrest information does not indicate convictions.
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