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Sunshine Rayna Anderson Gets 6 Years in Prison on Heroin Charges in Santa Rosa, California

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A Santa Rosa woman was sentenced in Sonoma County Superior Court this week to six years in prison for four heroin-related offenses. Sunshine Rayna Anderson, 39, was convicted of possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia between Nov. 29, 2013, and May 4 when she tried to bring heroin into the Sonoma County jail, Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch said. Anderson faced 11 years in prison, and as part of a plea agreement a fifth case involving possession of heroin was dismissed, Ravitch said.

Anderson was part of a drug sales ring that involved her husband William “Billy” Oliver Anderson, 45, of Santa Rosa, and Matthew Dean Dominguez, 32, of Santa Rosa, Ravitch said. Sunshine Anderson will serve her six-year term in the Sonoma County jail, Ravitch said. “This six-year sentence is well deserved for distributing dangerous highly addictive drugs such as heroin in Sonoma County,” Ravitch said. Heroin is growing in popularity in part as a result of a growing trend of prescription pill abuse, Ravitch said. Sunshine Anderson was arrested on the drug charges by the Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park and Petaluma police departments and by a county sheriff’s deputy.

Dominguez provided a “stash house” for William Anderson to store heroin, and heroin and firearms were found in his home, Ravitch said. He was convicted of possession of heroin for sale and possession of a sawed-off shotgun and sentenced to a jail term rehabilitation program and 36 months probation, Ravitch said. William Anderson was previously sentenced to four years and eight months in the county jail for his role in three of the possession of heroin cases, Ravitch said.

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