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Sonoma County Sheriff's Office
Tuesday September 3rd, 2019 :: 12:06 p.m. PDT


Two men arrested with drugs and over $8,000 cash in Santa Rosa

On August 31, 2019, deputies arrested two men for selling methamphetamine and heroin.  At approximately 8:35 p.m., a deputy pulled over a car with suspended registration on Brush Creek Road in Santa Rosa.  The driver, later identified as Miguel Gonzalez, 37, Santa Rosa, was immediately argumentative.  More deputies arrived to help and talked to the passenger, later identified as Nathan Hines, 30, of Santa Rosa.  One of the deputies recognized Hines and determined he was on three counts of probation that included a clause allowing law enforcement to search him and the car. 

When deputies advised the suspects they were going to search the car, both men became more argumentative. Hines became verbally aggressive and refused to follow instructions.  Ultimately, the deputies were able to safely remove both suspects from the car.

Deputies found Hines had a methamphetamine pipe and small amount of heroin on him.  In searching the car, deputies found approximately 79 grams of methamphetamine, 22 grams of heroin, and 1 gram of cocaine.  They also found approximately $8,100 cash and supplies commonly used to package and sell drugs, including a scale and baggies. 

Both suspects were booked into the main County jail.  Gonzalez was booked on felony charges of possession of heroin for sale, transportation of heroin for sale, and conspiracy.  Hines was booked on felony charges of possession of heroin for sale, transportation of heroin for sale, possession of methamphetamine for sale, transportation of methamphetamine for sale, conspiracy, committing a felony while out on bail, and misdemeanor violation of probation.  The next day, Gonzalez and Hines were released on $50,000 bail each.
Prepared by: Misti D. Wood, Community Engagement Liaison
Case No.: 190831-022
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Sonoma County Sheriff's Office
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Santa Rosa, CA 95403

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