Registered sex offender arrested in El Paso narcotics investigation

A 59-year-old man was arrested during a traffic stop as part of a drug investigation. Curtis Mitchell was pulled over along the 3900 block of Harrison Avenue in central El Paso on Monday by an El Paso County Sheriff’s deputy, said an official with the sheriff’s office.

Four baggies of cocaine were found in Mitchell’s possession, officials said.

Later, investigators found five more baggies of cocaine at his home in the 3900 block of Mountain Avenue.

The drugs were seized and estimated at $5,000 in value.

He was arrested and booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility on a $10,000 bond.

Mitchell is a registered sex offender, according to the Texas Sex Offender Registry.

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