A 27-year-old North Hollywood man was arrested Wednesday in Stevenson Ranch after deputies alleged finding brass knuckles and narcotics in his backpack.
The arrest stems from deputies with the Crime Impact Team reportedly approaching the man who was ”noticeably littering” during a traffic stop on the 25400 block of The Old Road, according to Deputy Natalie Arriaga, a spokeswoman for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.
“While speaking with the male driver, they observed drug paraphernalia within reach of the female adult passenger,” Arriaga said via email. “During a search of the vehicle, deputies located a baggie containing methamphetamine and multiple plastic baggies containing fentanyl.”
In addition to the drugs, deputies allege finding brass knuckles in the man’s backpack, Arriaga said.
Both the 27-year-old man and 44-year-old woman were ultimately arrested, with the man being booked on suspicion of possessing metal/brass knuckles and the woman being booked on multiple drug and paraphernalia-related offenses.
The man was later released on bond and the woman was also subsequently released, but on citation to appear in court at a later date.