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Routine traffic stop lands 4 men in jail
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LATHROP – An expired car registration landed four men in San Joaquin County Jail on various felony charges. San Joaquin County Sheriff’s deputies spotted the vehicle and pulled it over on South Airport Way at South Airport Court shortly before midnight on Monday.

The routine traffic stop resulted in the arrest of the four individuals in the vehicle.

Two of those arrested by the Sheriff’s deputies were each found to be in possession of a loaded Smith and Wesson 9 millimeter firearm.

Arrested for carrying one of the loaded firearms was Jose Manuel Cuevas, 20. He was also found to be in possession of .3 grams of suspected methamphetamine. He was charged with possession of a loaded firearm, possession of a controlled substance, suspected methamphetamine, and conspiracy.

The suspect with the other loaded Smith and Wesson 9 millimeter firearm was Francisco Castaneda, 21. Deputies also found him in possession of suspected marijuana with a gross weight of 28.7 grams. He was booked in the county jail on the following charges: possession of a loaded firearm, conspiracy, and possession of marijuana.

The third suspect, Jose Andres Corder, 22, was the driver of the 1999 four-door gray Daewoo vehicle that was pulled over by the deputies at the South Airport Court on South Airport Way. He was found to be in possession of five prescription Hydrocodone pills for which he did not have a prescription. He is facing charges of conspiracy and possession of a prescription drug without prescription.

The fourth suspect, 22-year-old Martin Gonzalez-Cervantes, was found in possession of 24.9 millimeter bullets and is charged with conspiracy.

All four were booked in the county jail following their arrests in rural south Manteca.