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Napa Drug Agents Bust Four in Sonoma County Raids

The Napa Special Investigations Unit served two search warrants, made four arrests and seized methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana and $25,000 cash in Sonoma County, according to the Napa County Sheriff's Office.

The Napa Special Investigations Bureau, an interagency police unit that investigates drug crimes in Napa County, has arrested four Sonoma County men, according to a media release from the Napa County Sheriff's Office.

The suspects were identified as Cesar Alejandro Arenas, 28, of Santa Rosa;
Carlos Humberto Tirado-Alvarez, 31, of Santa Rosa; Joel Armando Barraza, 31, of Santa Rosa and Felix Cortez Rodriguez, 28, of Windsor.

During the first raid, where agents reportedly found a pound of methamphetamine, two of the men tried to escape by climbing out a window and across the roof to run away, while the second raid turned up cocaine, marijuana and more than $25,000 in cash, according to the sheriff's office:

NSIB agents had information that suspects in Sonoma County were transporting and selling controlled substances in Napa County.  After an investigation lasting several months, Agents served search warrants at two residences in Sonoma County and arrested four suspects. 

On September 25, 2012, at 6:00 pm, NSIB agents served a search warrant at 1591 Sebastopol Road in Sonoma County.

One subject, ARENAS, was detained as he left the residence. Two other subjects fled the residence through an upstairs window, over the first floor roof and ran eastbound until apprehended. Those two subjects were BARRAZA and TIRADO-ALVAREZ. Inside this residence agents found one (1) pound of methamphetamine and a digital scale.

On September 25, 2012, at 9:00 pm, NSIB agents served a second search warrant at 487 Mark West Station Road in Sonoma County. RODRIGUEZ was contacted at this residence. Inside the residence agents located 267 grams of cocaine, scales, packaging material, suspected cutting agent, 25 growing marijuana plants and $25,056 in suspected drug proceeds.

All suspects were arrested and transported to Napa County Department of Corrections.

Arenas, Tirado-Alvarez and Barraza were booked on suspicion of possession for sale of a controlled substance, conspiracy to commit a crime and delaying/obstructing an arrest and Rodriguez was booked on suspicion of possession for sale of narcotics and possession for sale of a controlled substance, according to the sheriff's office.

Arrest information does not indicate convictions.

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