Police find stolen gun, drugs during traffic stop


GALVESTON, Texas – Two women were arrested after police found a stolen gun and drugs in their car during a traffic stop in Galveston.

Police stopped a 2011 White Chevrolet Tahoe Jan. 8 in the 1200 block of Ninth Street for failing to signal a turn.

Officers found that the driver, Lydia Jordan, had no license, and the front-seat passenger, Krystal Hernandez, was not wearing a seat belt.

A K-9 unit from the Galveston Independent School District Police Department performed a search of the outside of the vehicle and detected the odor of narcotics coming from the vehicle, authorities said.

Officers searched the vehicle and found a digital scale, narcotics packaging material, a glass pipe, a stolen Smith and Wesson handgun, black bags filled with with pills, including Xanax and Alprazolam, and many packages of methamphetamine weighing 23.89 grams, authorities said.

Both women were arrested and taken into custody.

When Hernandez was searched at the jail, officers said they found 43 grams of methamphetamine. She was charged with possession of a controlled substance.

Jordan was charged with driving without a license.

The investigation into the stolen weapon is ongoing.