Traffic Stop leads to an arrest, recovery of a stolen vehicle and seizure of suspected methamphetamine

Staff Writer

On Friday, Nov. 20, at approximately 2 p.m., a minor traffic infraction prompted the stop of a Ford Ranger in Sweetwater, leading to the arrest of the driver, recovery of a stolen vehicle and seizure of a substance determined to be methamphetamine.
A Nolan County deputy stopped a red Ford Ranger driven by Robert Goswick, of Abilene for a minor traffic infraction. While speaking with Goswick, indicators of criminal activity were observed. After conducting a roadside investigation, the deputy discovered the vehicle Goswick was driving had been reported stolen by Stephens County law enforcement.
Goswick was placed under arrest and transported to the Nolan County Jail where he was charged with the felony offense of unauthorized use of vehicle. Goswick would later be charged with an additional felony offense of prohibited substance in correctional facility. The cases will be filed with the 32nd Judicial District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.