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Arrest for Possession of a Gun and Heroin

August 31, 2016

NEEDLES, Calif – On August 31 at 12:13 a.m., deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department observed Andrew Muelhausen, walking in a business parking lot at F Street and West Broadway, with another person. As deputies approached the two, Muehlhausen was seen throwing an object into nearby bushes.

In response, the deputies searched the bushes and recovered a handgun. The two were detained. Muehlhausen was found to have a small amount of heroin in his possession. Andrew David Muehlhausen (age 27 of Needles) was arrested and booked into the Colorado River Station jail with bail set at $50,000.

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