Daniel Valenzuela, about 41, of Santa Fe, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and bringing contraband into jail. Alisha Corona, about 35, of Albuquerque, was summoned for receiving stolen property during the same incident Nov. 12 in the Starbucks parking lot on Southern Blvd.

Officers responded to a report of a vehicle that had entered Rio Rancho with a stolen license plate at Unser and Black Arroyo boulevards. The vehicle was traveling north on Unser.

The vehicle, a white Dodge Charger, was found at Starbucks at 1810 Southern Blvd. SE (Starbucks) in the parking lot with Corona and Valenzuela inside. The license plate came back stolen from a black Nissan Murano.

Corona, who was driving, said she picked up Valenzuela in Albuquerque and gave him a ride to his mother’s house in Rio Rancho. Corona was unaware of her license plate being stolen; she stated her husband takes care of the registration.

Valenzuela was checked for warrants and he came back with a felony warrant out of Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office with a no-bond hold. He said he was unaware of the license plate being stolen but knew it was Corona’s vehicle. The license plate was collected and placed into evidence. Corona and the vehicle were released from the scene, though she was informed she would be issued a summons for the possession of stolen property.

Valenzuela was arrested on the felony warrant and transported to the Sandoval County Detention Center and booked, where he was found with a pill suspected to be fentanyl.

Valenzuela will face more than four years in prison if convicted. Corona, if convicted, would face a jail term of up to six months and a fine of up to $500.