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Drugs seized from alleged distributors

LAKE COUNTY ‑ Lake County law enforcement officers recently confiscated relatively large amounts of cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana in two separate, unrelated cases, according to Lake County Sheriff Don Bell.

On Sunday, Jan. 22, Mission Valley Drug Task Force and federal authorities arrested Michael Robinson, 38 of California, when a search warrant was served on the residence where he was staying. Robinson was allegedly in possession of 12 grams of heroin. He is being held in Lake County Jail on a $20,000 bond and charged with criminal possession of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute, and obstructing a peace officer for giving a false name when confronted by officers.

On Monday, Jan. 23, Leonardo Perez, 18 of Pasco, Washington, was arrested and charged with criminal drug possession with intent to distribute after his vehicle slid off the road on Highway 28. A Lake County sheriff’s deputy stopped to see if the occupants needed help, and then called in a K-9 unit when the deputy suspected the men were involved with interstate drug trafficking. Law enforcement confiscated a pound of meth and about 12 ounces of marijuana.

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