EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - In 2006, Jose Sanchez-Texidor allegedly committed two murders in front of a pizzeria when he tried to purchase an illegal firearm in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico. Prior to that, say police in Puerto Rico, he had a record for trafficking in narcotics.
During Wednesday's morning rush hour on Route 18, Sanchez-Texidor made the mistake of riding without a seatbelt and smoking pot in East Brunswick.
Patrolman Reginald Wright conducted a motor vehicle stop on Route 18 near Tices Lane just before 9 a.m. after observing two passengers not wearing seatbelts in a white box truck, says an official report issued today by Lt. Sean Goggins of the East Brunswick Police Department.
While speaking to the driver of the vehicle, Jose Jimenez-Castro, 28, of South Bound Brook, Wright detected an odor of marijuana emanating from inside the vehicle.
Jimenez-Castro was found in possession of a quantity of marijuana under 50 grams and drug paraphernalia. One of the passengers in the vehicle, Jose Sanchez-Texidor, 32, also of South Bound Brook was found in possession of marijuana as well.
Both Jimenez-Castro and Sanchez-Texidor were placed under arrest and transported to East Brunswick Police headquarters for processing. Jimenez-Castro was charged with Possession of Marijuana under 50 grams, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and was released on his own recognizance.
Sanchez-Texidor, who initially gave Wright a false name, was found to have an outstanding warrant out of Puerto Rico for a double homicide in 2006.
Sanchez-Texidor was charged with possession of marijuana under 50 grams, hindering apprehension and being a fugitive from justice. He is currently lodged at the Middlesex County Adult Correctional Center.