Santa Paula resident arrested for possession of meth, prescription pills

prescription arial, health sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;”>Santa Paula Police Department – Incident Press Release

On Monday, September 12th at approximately 9:04 am, SPPD officers were conducting downtown foot patrol.  The officers observed a bicyclist commit a Vehicle Code infraction resulting in Cesar Gonzales, age 36 of Santa Paula, to be stopped.  Further investigation determined Gonzales was under the influence of a controlled substance.  A search incident to arrest revealed Gonzales was in possession of a methamphetamine pipe and a small amount of methamphetamine. 

Prior to being transported to SPPD Gonzales was admonished about it being a felony to take a controlled substance into a custodial facility.  Once at SPPD Gonzales was searched further and found to be concealing a larger amount of methamphetamine and prescription pills without a prescription.  In total there was over 17 grams of methamphetamine recovered. 

Gonzales was arrested for the following violations:  possession of a controlled substance for sale, transportation of a controlled substance, bringing a controlled substance into a custodial facility, possession of methamphetamine, possession of prescription pills without a prescription, possession of a smoking device, under the influence of a controlled substance, destruction of evidence, and obstructing a police officer.   

After being processed at Santa Paula Police Department Gonzales was transported to the Ventura County Main Jail where he is being held on $50,000 bail.

Cesar Gonzales - Booking Photo

Cesar Gonzales – Booking Photo


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