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.
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.