Photo: confiscated drugs and cash
SAN RAFAEL — A man on probation, previously arrested several times on drug-related charges, was locked up again last weekend—this time on suspicion of selling cannabis to children.
A patrol officer and San Rafael detectives from both the investigations and special operations units arrested 20-year-old local resident, Miguel Eduardo Moises-Hernandez without incident on March 30. It was his third arrest since February.
The suspect was taken into custody on Saturday morning when he showed up at the Marin County Civic Center for his appointment at the county probation office.
His arrest follows an investigation which began after police started receiving numerous complaints in February concerning drug dealing in the Gerstle Park neighborhood.
Police said investigators substantiated the complaints and they discovered that the suspect was allegedly selling cannabis to minors as young as 14 years old.
Shortly after arresting Moises-Hernandez, detectives served a search warrant at an apartment complex located in the Gerstle Park neighborhood where he lives.
Investigators located and recovered more than four pounds of processed and concentrated cannabis from inside his apartment, along with edible marijuana products and $10,000 in cash.
Moises-Hernandez was booked at Marin County Jail, where he remains in custody on open charges. He’s scheduled to appear in court on April 4.
Bail for his release was set at $20,000, although a petition is pending to revoke his probation related to prior arrests involving drugs, and other offenses.
Moises-Hernandez is facing new charges for furnishing marijuana to a minor under 14 years old, possession of marijuana or hashish for sale, hiring a minor to sell a controlled substance, committing an offense while released on bail, and violation of probation.