Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest

A routine traffic stop turns into a drug bust by the Gadsden Police Department. Stephan Mostella of Gadsden has been arrested for unlawful possession of a controlled substance related to a traffic stop by the Gadsden Police Department. On Wednesday, a Gadsden Police Officer stopped Mostella’s vehicle on Stillman Avenue in East Gadsden for a moving violation. During the stop, the Officer saw Mostella attempt to shove something down the front of his pants. As Mostella was removed from the vehicle, a cigar pack fell to the ground out of his lap. Crack cocaine and hydrocodone pills were recovered from the cigar pack. Mostella is being held in the Etowah County Detention Center.


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