SAN ANGELO — Two San Angelo men are facing drug charges fallowing an early morning traffic stop in East San Angelo on Friday, Nov. 3.

SAN ANGELO — Two San Angelo men are facing drug charges fallowing an early morning traffic stop in East San Angelo on Friday, Nov. 3.

The stop was conducted around 12:30 a.m. by the Department’s K-9 Unit and Patrol Division, who were conducting narcotics interdiction on North U.S. Highway 67. The vehicle’s driver, 24-year-old Henry Steven Valverde, was arrested for not having a valid driver’s license and a passenger identified as Randy Lee Avila, 25, was detained.

During the stop, Police Service Dog Thor was deployed to conduct an open air sniff of the 2014 Chevy Malibu. Soon after, Thor gave a positive alert to officers indicating the vehicle contained illegal narcotics.

Officers located approximately seven ounces of suspected heroin and approximately 2.4 grams of suspected methamphetamine as a result of the stop. Both substances field-tested positive at the scene.

Valverde was charged with  possession of controlled substance; a third degree felony and driving while license invald. Avila was charged with manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance a first degree felony. The pair was booked into the Tom Green County Jail.

This is an ongoing investigation and additional charges may be forthcoming.