Police make 2 arrests after stopping vehicle for defective brake light

   Two people were arrested on drug charges and several other complaints after Bay City police stopped the vehicle they were in for a defective brake light late Friday morning, June 11.
   Officer Tommy Hallman made a traffic stop on the vehicle in the 2000 block of Avenue F for a defective brake light, reports show.  
   When Hallman talked with the driver, identified as Krystal Baizabal, 35, Houston, he reported that she appeared nervous.
   A BCPD check revealed she had outstanding Wharton County warrants.  
   After the warrants were confirmed, the woman was arrested and taken to the jail by another officer.  
   While still at the stop, Hallman was notified by dispatch they received information that Baizabal’s child was being neglected.  
   Since the child was on location, Hallman talked with the child.  
   The child was later taken to BCPD by another officer until someone responsible arrived to pick up the child, reports show.  
   Hallman, still on the scene, began speaking with the passenger of the vehicle, John D. Ochoa Jr., 27, Bay City.  
   A pat down of the man revealed he was in possession of drug paraphernalia and a substance that tested positive for methamphetamines, police said.  
   Ochoa was then placed under arrest.
   A search of the vehicle revealed more methamphetamines, a strainer, a bag with a green leafy substance, a pill which was later identified as Alprazolam and cash, BCPD reports show.  
   Hallman also found baggies and a scale, as well as a backpack with a number of cell phones, police said.
   Hallman also found an ID belonging to someone else.  
   The owner of the ID was contacted, and they told Hallman their ID had previously been stolen.
   Ochoa was taken to the jail and charged with possession of a controlled substance Penalty Group 1. 
   Baizabal was booked in for manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance Penalty Group 1, abandon/endanger a child imminent danger of bodily injury, fraudulent use of possession of identifying information, possession of substance Penalty Group 3, and two Wharton County warrants for possession of a controlled substance. 
   Baizabal was also charged with tamper/fabricate physical evidence with intent to impair for attempting to destroy evidence while being booked into the jail, records show.

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