By CBS13 Staff

NEWMAN (CBS13) – A driver was arrested during a traffic stop after being found with methamphetamine and an unrestrained toddler as a passenger, the Newman Police Department said on Saturday.

Ronny Soares, 48, of Newman, was pulled over at around 1:11 p.m. along the 26000 block of Highway 33.

READ MORE: 2 Drivers Killed In Head-On Crash Near Patterson

Newman police said Soares admitted to having the drugs inside of the vehicle. More than 80 grams of meth were found in a baggy.

READ MORE: Detectives: Rental Fraud Suspect Posted Turlock Properties On Facebook Marketplace, Scammed People Out Of $2,000

The young child, a boy, was released to his mother who was called to the scene, Newman police said.

MORE NEWS: California-Grown Cannabis To Be Judged At Next State Fair

Soares faces charges of possession of a controlled substance for sale, transportation of a controlled substance, child endangerment and other traffic-related offenses.