Large Amount of Methamphetamine and Cash Found in Suspect’s Vehicle
By Officer Tasia Martinez
The Albuquerque Police Narcotics Unit is investigating Gerardo Davila, 38, after he was arrested by APD Valley Field Officers during a traffic stop on Friday. Gerardo is facing felony charges including trafficking methamphetamines after he was found driving a vehicle carrying ¾ of a pound of methamphetamine, a digital scale, over $16,000 in cash and multiple cell phones.
Valley Field Officers stopped a vehicle shortly after 9:00 p.m. on Friday night for a traffic violation. Davies, who was driving the vehicle, was found to have a suspended driver’s license. As officers prepared to tow the vehicle, they saw what appeared to be narcotics, baggies, pipes and scales in the back seat of the car. They immediately called a Field Investigator to seal the vehicle and contacted APD Narcotics to conduct a search warrant.
APD Narcotics Detectives executed the search warrant on that vehicle on Monday and found the drugs, cash and paraphernalia. Homeland Security was immediately notified of the large bust and has assumed further case responsibility in this arrest.
Gerardo Davila has a history of trafficking illegal narcotics. In 2005, he was arrested by the Albuquerque Police Department for possession with intent to distribute.
Thanks to the vigilance of the Valley Field Officers and the coordinated efforts between the Field investigator, APD Narcotics and Homeland Security, this drug dealer has been once again taken off of the streets along with a large quantity of methamphetamine.