A search of a Santa Rosa storage locker connected to a man recently arrested on drug charges yielded more than five pounds of crystal methamphetamine, heroin and two stolen guns, the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office said today. The storage locker was discovered after deputies arrested Santa Rosa resident Cesar Ramirez Jimenez, 27, on Wednesday, according to Sgt. Mike Raasch.
Jimenez was arrested on petrified Forest Road after a routine traffic stop. He was allegedly driving with a fake id and no drivers license and a search of his vehicle uncovered one pound of methamphetamine in a concealed compartment in his vehicle, Raasch said. In addition, after his identity was confirmed through fingerprints, officials learned that Jimenez was in the country illegally and had been deported in 2008 on the exact same charges, Raasch said.
In a followup investigation, deputies searched the storage locker in the Roseland area of Santa Rosa and found personal property of Jimenez’s, approximately five and a half pounds of crystal methamphetamine, more than four ounces of heroin and two firearms, Raasch said. One of the guns had been reported stolen from a Sebastopol-area home.
The storage locker had been rented by Santa Rosa resident Sandra Rubalcava, 32, who was also arrested on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine for sale, possession of heroin for sale, conspiracy and possession of stolen property, Raasch said. Jimenez is in custody on a no-bail hold and Rubalcava is in custody in lieu of $100,000 bail.
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