A routine traffic stop in Alta Dec. 22 yielded drug charges against a 25-year-old resident of Alta. A Sheriff's deputy stopped a car that had no plates to check it, and found five people inside, from Alta and Cherokee. During a routine search, a substance believed to be marijuana was found in the back of the vehicle. Martin Hernandez Jr. was booked into county jail on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. The other occupants of the vehicle were released.