Deputies arrested a 19-year-old suspected of selling an array of illegal drugs in Jurupa Valley, sheriff’s officials said Saturday.
The arrest was made after deputies responded to reports of vehicles racing at about 11 p.m. Friday near the intersection of Camino Real and Jurupa Road, according to Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. Dan Ponder.
There, they found a speeding Cadillac CTS whose driver, Ulices Verdin, allegedly appeared to be attempting to engage another driver in an illegal street race, he said.
Deputies pulled over Verdin, and — after allegedly noticing evidence of illegal narcotics — searched the vehicle, according to Ponder.
“A search of the Cadillac was conducted by the deputies who located substantial amounts of cocaine, marijuana, mushrooms, prescription medications, ecstasy, methamphetamine, paraphernalia consistent with sales of illegal narcotics, as well as several thousands of dollars in U.S. currency,” Ponder said.
Verdin was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center on suspicion of multiple crimes related to the possession and sales of illegal narcotics and controlled substances.
He was released under the “Zero Bail” emergency order adopted by the Judicial Council of California, which temporarily eliminated cash bail for most misdemeanor and lower-level felony offenses in an effort to reduce the inmate population and limit the spread of the coronavirus.
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