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Traffic Stop Leads To Arrest Of David Phillips For Methamphetamine In Petaluma

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A man was arrested in Petaluma early this morning after a traffic stop led to the discovery of an ounce of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia in his vehicle, according to police.

Police said an officer pulled over a vehicle for an unsafe turn just after 1:30 a.m. near the intersection of North McDowell Boulevard and Old Redwood Highway.

Police said the passenger of the vehicle, identified as 35-year-old Santa Rosa resident Peter Mallet, was on probation, which allowed the officer to search the vehicle.

During the search, the officer found an ounce of crystal methamphetamine, digital scales, syringes and 36 oxycodone tablets for which the driver, identified as David Phillips, 48, of Sebastopol, didn’t have a prescription, according to police.

Phillips was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance for sale and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was booked into Sonoma County Jail.

Police said Mallet had an outstanding warrant for possession of a controlled substance and was issued a citation to appear in court.

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