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East Brunswick: Routine Stop Leads to Arrest of Double-Murder Suspect

Jose Sanchez Texidor Credits: Policia de Puerto Rico
Arrest report Credits: Policia de Puerto Rico

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - In 2006, Jose Sanchez-Texidor 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 the Puerto Rican police, he had a record for trafficking in narcotics.  During yesterday's morning rush hour on Route 18, he made the mistake of riding without a seatbelt and smoking pot in East Brunswick.

On October 3, 2017 at approximately 8:58 am, Ptl. Reginald Wright conducted a motor vehicle stop on Highway 18 near Tices Lane after observing 2 passengers not wearing seatbelts in a white box truck, says an official report issued today by Lt. Sean Goggins of the EBPD. 

While speaking to the driver of the vehicle, Jose Jimenez-Castro, 28, of South Bound Brook, NJ, Ptl. Wright detected an odor of marijuana emanating from inside the vehicle. 

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Subsequent investigation revealed Jimenez-Castro 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, NJ 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 Ptl. 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.



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