Santa Paula Police Find Illegal Drugs And Fireworks In Vehicle

Saturday July 4, 2020



(Photos courtesy Santa Paula Police)

   Santa Paula police say a traffic stop led to the seizure of a large amount of illegal drugs and fireworks and one arrest.

    It happened early Saturday morning in the 300 block of Palm Avenue.

    Police say they made contact with three individuals in the vehicle and discovered 8 open containers of beer, more than 2000 prescription pills in a baggie plus five different prescription drugs with no prescriptions attached, $7,000 in cash, and illegal fireworks including rockets and one mortar.

    Two of the vehicle's occupants were given citations for code violations but they arrested the third individual, 39-year-old Raqual Hernandez of Piru on drug charges.

    According to jail records, she posted bail and was released.