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Wanted Santa Rosa man arrested at casino

A Santa Rosa man who had been wanted by federal authorities for three years was arrested at Graton Resort & Casino on Friday night.

Jose Miguel Flores-Garcia, 41, of Santa Rosa was gambling at around 5:30 p.m. when deputies caught up with him and arrested him, said Sgt. Andy Cash of the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office.

Casino security had alerted the Sheriff's Office to the presence of Flores-Garcia, who was wanted on an assortment of drug-related charges.

"I don't know how they got the info" that Flores-Garcia was wanted, Cash said. "They just guided us over to where he was."

Flores-Garcia was booked in Sonoma County Jail on suspicion of conspiracy, possession of methamphetamine for sale, cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale and other charges, Cash said. Bail was set at $500,000.


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