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Search Warrant Results in Four Arrests for Drug Sales

February 6, 2016

NEEDLES, Calif – On Thursday, February 4, deputies from the Colorado River Station and the Needles Police Department served a search warrant at the home of Henry Estrada in the 100 block of North K Street. In a search of the home, evidence of sales of methamphetamine was found.

Henry Estrada (age 45) was arrested for possession of a controlled substance for sale. Deputies located a locked safe in Estrada's bedroom which contained a digital scale, Estrada's wallet, Estrada's ID card, and approximately 4 grams of a white crystalline substance which field tested positive for amphetamines.

Deputies also located Anna Reyez (age 29) and Aaron Valadez (age 28) in a bedroom of the residence. They were found to be in possession of a glass pipe commonly used to smoke methamphetamine. Valadez was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and outstanding drug related warrants. Reyez was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance. Tina Madison (age 53) was located in an RV on the property. She was found to be in possession of controlled substance and paraphernalia. All four subjects were booked into Needles Jail.

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

Citizens may also submit an anonymous tip using the Sheriff's CrimeTips online form or call the WETIP anonymous hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463). Anyone with further information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Colorado River Station at 760-921-7900.

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