A traffic stop led to two drug arrests early Wednesday.

At about 1:37 a.m., an officer pulled over a 2005 Pontiac G6 for failing to signal a turn on S Broadway and 12th Street, Rochester Police Capt. Casey Moilanen said.

As he approached the car, the officer noticed an open can of beer and a liquor bottle in plain view. After a closer look, the officer noticed a pill bottle on the rear floorboard that appeared to contain cocaine and pills.

The officer searched the car and found 2.83 grams of cocaine, 5.6 grams of heroin, 10 oxycodone pills, 0.46 grams of hashish, and several open alcohol containers, as well as needles, scales and bags associated with drug trade.

Fifty-three-year-old Kevin Haymmore of Rochester, a passenger in the car, was arrested. He could face charges of 2nd-degree, 3rd-degree, and 5th-degree controlled substance crimes, Moilanen said.

The driver, Riley Forcelle, of Albert Lea, was also arrested. He may face charges of 5th-degree substance crimes, no proof of insurance, and failure to signal a turn, Moilanen said. Forcelle has been incarcerated for selling drugs in the past.

The third person in the car, a 35-year-old man from Austin, was not arrested.


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