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Drugs, a loaded gun and cash were recovered from a recent car stop in Watsonville by Watsonville Police. Photo courtesy of Watsonville Police Department

A traffic stop on a driver who ran a red light Monday ended with Watsonville Police arresting four people, and seizing a loaded gun from a 13-year-old, 92 grams of cocaine and nearly 20 grams of marijuana.

Michelle Pulido, spokeswoman for Watsonville Police, said the incident unfolded on East Beach and Main streets at about 11:42pm when an officer saw a white Nissan sedan fail to stop at a red-light traffic signal. When police pulled over the driver, 21-year-old Diana Tellez, two passengers got out of the car and fled. A third passenger, a 13-year-old male, stayed at the scene and was found with a loaded firearm in his waistband and marijuana.

Officers later found the two suspects who fled: 19-year-old Manuel Galvan, an active probationer, reportedly had a bag with 92 grams of cocaine, a scale, and cash; and a 17-year-old was found with 10 grams of marijuana and tobacco products.

The driver was arrested for driving on a suspended license for a prior DUI arrest, Pulido said. Galvan was booked into the Santa Cruz County Jail and the teens were taken to Juvenile Hall.

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  1. Parents of the underage kids should be charged with child neglect for not keeping care of their kids.

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