A felon wanted by immigration authorities was arrested in Petaluma in possession of meth on Friday night, police said. At about 8:50 p.m., police arrested Manuel Tafolla Solorio, 31, for possession of controlled substances for sale and for possession of drug paraphernalia. Solorio was contacted by Petaluma police officers in the parking lot of an apartment complex in the 100 block Magnolia Avenue.
Police learned that Solorio was wanted by immigration authorities for being a previously deported aggravated felon who had re-entered the U.S. illegally. Solorio was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and a pipe used for smoking the substance. According to police, Solorio’s vehicle contained approximately five ounces of additional methamphetamine hidden inside and evidence of narcotics sales. Solorio was arrested and booked into the Sonoma County Jail.
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