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Meth possession, fake ID cards lead to arrest of pair now on probation hold

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POSTED January 15, 2010 2:50 a.m.

Their possession of methamphetamine and fake ID card sent two Modesto men to jail Thursday afternoon. They were also placed on a hold by the U.S. Probation Department.

Manteca Police patrolman Armen Avakian said he was curious why the two men were just sitting in their car in a residential neighborhood in the 500 block of South Veach Avenue.  He said when he approached the car to talk to the men he could smell a strong odor of marijuana.

Officers were quick to question the identification cards they presented to them determining they were bogus.  They also discovered several grams of methamphetamine in their possession and arrested them.

The men were Edualdo Novarro Rios, 28, and Jose Rodriguez-Salsedo, 37.

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