Uber Driver Ramon Iribe Popped for Meth, Xanax Bars, Knife and Arrest Warrant
Police officers who pulled over an Uber driver in Costa Mesa say they found more than three lady passengers in his 2013 Nissan Maxima.
A concealed knife, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia and several “Xanax bars” in a small container were found in the car, according to police Lt. Greg Scott.
Running driver Ramon Iribe's name produced something else: an outstanding arrest warrant, Scott said.
What was supposed to be a routine traffic stop happened around 2:30 a.m. Monday in the 400 block Fair Drive, where the three adult female passengers were released without incident.
Not so fast for 23-year-old Iribe, who was arrested on the outstanding warrant as well as on suspicion of possession of a concealed dagger, transporting a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia and a controlled substance without a prescription.
The Corona resident was booked into Orange County Jail on $35,000 bail, Scott said.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you'll never miss OC Weekly's biggest stories. Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts