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Posted on: December 2, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Narcotic Sales Arrest



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Narcotic Sales Arrest
Station Area:Thermal
Written Date:December 2, 2021Time:12:30 PM
Incident Date:December 2, 2021Time:9:00 AM
Incident Location:87-800 block of Avenue 52, Thermal
Reporting Officer:Sergeant  Mariano Matos III
File Number(s):C213360013


On December 2, 2021, at 9:00 A.M., deputies assigned to the Southern Coachella Valley Community Service District Team (SCVCSDT) and the Coachella Community Action Team (CCAT), conducted a property check at a ranch style property in the 87-800 block of Avenue 52 in the unincorporated area of Thermal. The property was recently condemned by County Code Enforcement and was believed to be illegally reoccupied. Approximately eight subjects were detained on the property and were found to be illegally squatting. During a search of a structure, approximately 2 pounds of methamphetamine, and items indicative of narcotic sales were located and seized.

The following subjects were arrested:

  • Ismael Cisneros, 49 of Thermal, for possession of methamphetamine for sale, and committing a felony while out on bail.
  • Arthur Murry, 31 of Indio, for possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and being a parolee at large.
  • Manuel Jaime, 42 of Mecca, for possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia

All subjects were booked at John Benoit Detention Center in the city of Indio. Booking photos are not available at this time.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is urged to contact Deputy Y. Perez with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department at (760)863-8990, or Crime Stoppers at (760)341-STOP (7867).

For media inquiries regarding this incident please contact the Media Information Bureau.

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