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Four arrested during search at drug house


September 24, 2017

NEEDLES, Calif – On Wednesday, September 20 at about 2:21 p.m., deputies and detectives from the San Bernardino County Sheriff - Colorado River Sheriff's Station / Needles Police served a search warrant in the 1100 block of Bailey Avenue. Sara Estrada (age 22), Tory Gonzales (age 32), Wayne Bledsoe (age 23), and Dana Nelson (age 27) all of Needles, were found inside the residence. During the search of the home methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were located.

Investigators determined Estrada was maintaining a house for the sole purpose of drug use, violation of Health and Safety Code 11366. Gonzalez was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Bledsoe and Nelson were showing objective signs and symptoms of being under the influence of a controlled substance and they were both arrested.

All suspects were transported to the Colorado River Station Jail and booked for their violations. Estrada’s bail was $25,000. Bledsoe is also being held on a no-bail parole violation. Gonzales and Nelson were issued citations and later released.

Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to contact Deputy L. Valdez at the Colorado River Station at (760) 326-9200.

Persons charged with a crime are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com.

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