San Mateo police find drugs, guns and 5-year-old during traffic stop

SAN MATEO — San Mateo police have arrested two people on drug and child endangerment charges after a traffic stop Sunday night.

According to a police statement, an officer pulled over the suspect’s vehicle in the Casa de Campo and La Selva Street area around 11:45 p.m. for violating vehicle laws. Inside were four adults and a 5-year-old child, police said.

During a record check, police determined that both the driver and front passenger were on bail due to pending criminal charges and search conditions that allowed a probation search.

The passengers were then ordered to disembark. During the search, officers said they found a loaded and unregistered Glock 23 gun with a high-capacity magazine in the center console’s purse. Police also found cash and what officials said was a large amount of marijuana.

A search of the trunk turned up more marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, and digital scales. In total, more than $2,000 in cash, 113.2 grams of marijuana, 2.37 grams of cocaine and 99.05 grams of methamphetamine were found, officials said.

Items seized by San Mateo police during a traffic stop on October 2, 2022. Two people were arrested on various drug and firearm charges, as well as child endangerment, police said.

San Mateo Police Department

After a search, police handed the 5-year-old over to her grandparents. Meanwhile, four adults were interviewed by police officers.

Police said the rear passenger had nothing to do with illegal items and was released. The driver, identified as Fane Havea, 23, of Fremont, and her passenger, identified as James Williams, 20, were booked into the San Mateo County Jail.

Both Harvey and Williams face multiple drug and weapons charges, as well as child abuse and conspiracy charges, according to officials. The pair are expected to appear in court on Tuesday, jail records show.

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