A man suspected of selling methamphetamine was arrested Friday in Santa Rosa when police seized almost 6 pounds of the drug from his home and car.
Santa Rosa police began investigating the man, identified as Jesus Valentine-Velasquez, 34, in July. Detectives obtained a search warrant for his home and car as the investigation unfolded, allowing them to pull Valentine-Velasquez over near downtown Santa Rosa on Friday.
A search of his car turned up more than 2 pounds of methamphetamine found inside the trunk. Valentine-Velasquez and a passenger, Santa Rosa resident Maria Chavez, 61, were arrested and booked into jail on suspicion of possessing and transporting methamphetamine for sale.
Officers then searched Valentine-Velasquez’s home on Donna Maria Way, located in west Santa Rosa. There, they found more than 3 pounds of methamphetamine, as well as packing materials and items related to drug trafficking, police said.
Police asked anyone with more information about the case to contact investigators at 707-543-3600.
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