A traffic stop for a simple equipment violation led to two arrests and a criminal citation for the three occupants of the vehicle on Friday evening.
On January 19, in the area of Harborview Road and Cortez Street, a Deputy conducted a traffic stop on a Gold Chevrolet for an inoperable tag light. The driver of the vehicle, Corey Fantuzzi (12/26/89), displayed nervous behaviors and was evasive about providing information. The passengers in the vehicle were identified as Trent Parris and Rebecca Mullins (3/01/94).
A drug-detector canine also responded to the traffic stop, ultimately alerting to the presence of narcotics in the vehicle. A small plastic baggie containing methamphetamine was located in the area that Rebecca Mullins was observed sitting during the traffic stop. Two more baggies of methamphetamine were located inside her purse, along with several razor blades.
Rebecca Mullins was placed under arrest for Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Trent Parris was arrested on an active warrant for Violation of Probation. The Deputy further determined that Corey Fantuzzi was driving on an expired license and he was issued a criminal citation for the driver’s license violation, along with a written warning for the tag light.