The Rocklin Police Department has reportedly arrested a man suspected of being a heroin dealer after the suspect led officers on a chase, according to an official press release.
Jeremy David Sheffield, 27, of Auburn, was reportedly arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance for sale, resisting arrest, battery of a peace officer with injury, two felony warrants and one misdemeanor warrant. He is currently being held at Placer County Jail on $155,000 bail.
According to Rocklin PD, on February 13 at approximately 10:54 pm, officers found a suspicious vehicle in the 4500 block of Rocklin Road, with one woman and two men inside. As officers reportedly tried to detain one of the male occupants, he physically resisted and fled the parking lot on foot. A short foot pursuit reportedly began eastbound on Rocklin Road, during which the California Highway Patrol and deputies from Placer County Sheriff’s Office joined in to assist with the pursuit. Rocklin officers reportedly eventually apprehended the suspect on Rocklin Road, just east of Aguilar Road.
The suspect — later identified as Sheffield — was reportedly found to be in possession of more than 47 grams of what was suspected to be heroin, and he was wanted out of Placer County on three separate arrest warrants.
The other male and female occupants of the vehicle reportedly fled the scene, and despite an extensive search, they were reportedly not located.
According to Rocklin PD, inside the vehicle officers found a large canister of pepper spray and narcotics paraphernalia.
The vehicle is reportedly described as an older, silver or gray, four-door Honda Civic. The driver of the car is reportedly described as a white adult male, last seen wearing a black sweatshirt and bright red baseball cap. The female adult passenger is reportedly described as white with long blonde hair.
Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact the Rocklin Police Department at 916-625-5400.
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