Cathedral City Police Department Press Release

Press Release – Drug Arrest

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Issuing Employee: Commander Paul Herrera – 760-770-0308 –
Type of Case: Narcotics Arrest

Date/Time Reported: March 6, 2019 / 1325 hrs.
Location of Occurrence: Whispering Palms / Baristo Rd. Cathedral City, CA


Name:   Uriel Delacruz-Rodriguez
Age:     21
City of Residence:  Cathedral City, CA


Name:   Alejandro Rocha
Age:     27
City of Residence:  Cathedral City, CA

On April 6, 2019, at approximately 1326 hours, a Cathedral City Police patrol officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at Whispering Palms Trl. and Baristo Rd., Cathedral City, for a traffic violation. The driver was found to be unlicensed and the vehicle was towed.  During the inventory of the vehicle prior to impound, officers located approximately 2.36 pounds of heroin inside the vehicle. The driver and passenger were arrested for possession of a controlled substance for sale and transportation of a controlled substance.  Both the driver and the passenger were booked at Riverside Co. Jail – Indio.

See attached photos.

2.36 Pounds of Heroin
Alejandro Rocha (PASSENGER)
Uriel Delacruz-Rodriguez (DRIVER)
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