A man staying in a Salinas motel was arrested on suspicion of drug sales on Friday after deputies allegedly found packaged methamphetamine and an operational scale in his room, according to the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office. At about 3:21 p.m., officers from both the Salinas Police Department and the California Highway Patrol helped deputies from the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office conduct a traffic stop on a green 1995 BMW near a Goodwill store located at 1045 N. Main St. in Salinas. The driver, identified as 42-year-old Christopher Rosen, was pulled over for various vehicle code violations, the sheriff’s office said. Deputies determined that Rosen was on felony probation, making him subject to search and seizure.
After conducting a probation-compliance check of Rosen and his vehicle, authorities allegedly found methamphetamine and two used methamphetamine pipes, the sheriff’s office said. Police discovered that Rosen was renting a room at the California Inn Motel at 763 N. Main St. and also conducted a second probation-compliance check on his room. Deputies allegedly recovered methamphetamine packaged for sales, drug packaging, an operational scale, and U.S. currency from inside the motel room, according to the sheriff’s office. Rosen was arrested and transported to the Monterey County Jail. He reportedly possessed the only two keys to the room, the sheriff’s office said.
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