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Texting cyclist arrested with suspected meth

Texting cyclist arrested with suspected meth

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A cyclist stopped Wednesday for texting while riding his bicycle was arrested on Kilburn Avenue near Freeway Drive on suspicion of methamphetamine possession, according to Napa Police.

The officers could smell an odor of marijuana when they stopped Luis Alberto Ayala, 41, of Napa, Capt. Jeff Troendly said. During a search, the officers found a small baggie of suspected methamphetamine and a glass smoking pipe in the basket of Ayala’s bicycle, police said. The officers also found suspected marijuana in the suspect’s pants pocket, police said.

Ayala was booked into the Napa County jail. He was charged Friday with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to the complaint filed in Napa County Superior Court.

This story has been updated with charges.

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