YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Law Enforcement Today says often there is nothing routine about police work. Therefore, we discourage use of the word “routine” as it relates to the business. A prime example of this just occurred in Youngstown, Ohio where police arrested a California murder suspect during a traffic stop on Friday night.

According to a police report, Cesar Nolasco, 30, was driving on E. Myrtle Avenue near South Avenue when officers noticed the vehicle didn’t have a license plate light, reported WKBN.

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Cesar Nolasco. (Youngstown Police)

Police stopped the vehicle on Himrod Avenue Express near South Avenue just before midnight.

Police said a passenger was found with a crack pipe, which the passenger said Nolasco gave her to hold. Moreover, Nolasco admitted the pipe was his, according to the report.

After a search, police said Nolasco was found with crack cocaine in his sock as well as a bag of marijuana.

As a result, he was arrested and charged with possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia. Yet while checking him for outstanding warrants, they hit the jackpot … sort of.

Police said Nolasco was also found to have a warrant for his arrest out of New York for an aggravated robbery charge. Furthermore, police said he also had a murder charge out of California.

Amazingly, the murder charge is reportedly out of the “pick-up radius,” but a police report noted that he could be extradited to New York to face the robbery charge.

We’d like to hear why the originating agency of the murder charge in California determines any distance in the U.S. to out of the “radius” for extradition. If you have insight, we’d enjoy hearing it.