A 32-year-old man was arrested early Saturday for suspicion of DUI and drug and weapons offenses at a checkpoint in Riverside.
The checkpoint was held from 9 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday along Van Buren Boulevard and Garfield Avenue, according to the Riverside Police Department.
Anthony Roman Marquez was arrested after officers in the checkpoint smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from his car and said they observed his red, droopy eyes and a bullet in plain view on the center console of his car.
Officers searched Marquez’s car and allegedly found a loaded gun, three cell phones, money and a substance believed to be cocaine, methamphetamine and pills packaged for sale, police said.
Marquez was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center and released later in the morning on $75,000 bail, according to the Riverside County sheriff’s inmate records.
Some 977 vehicles were screened during the checkpoint, leading to the arrests of four people for suspected drunk driving, two for suspected driving under the influence of drugs, and 35 for driving without a license or on a suspended or revoked license, police said.