Domestic Violence Incident Leads to Arrest of Suspected Drug Dealer
Photo: confiscated drugs and cash
SAN RAFAEL — A suspected drug dealer was arrested following a domestic violence incident inside a bathroom at San Rafael Yacht Harbor. The police responded when someone reported that a man was “beating up” a woman.
The marina at 557 East Francisco Boulevard is situated near Freeway 101 and facilities for homeless persons. This area has its share of problems with public rowdiness, illicit drugs and a recent influx of homeless persons.
The most recent incident at the marina prompting police response occurred on January 30. Shortly after midnight, a caller reported hearing a woman in distress screaming from inside a bathroom.
Responding officers found a man and woman both together inside a bathroom. Further investigation revealed this man was subject to a restraining order prohibiting him from even contacting that woman.
Pursuant to the restraining order, officers arrested the man identified as Erick J. Talbot, 45 of San Rafael. However, his present problems with the law are only just beginning.
Talbot was searched. In his possession officers found 8.7 grams of heroin and 34.5 grams of methamphetamine. Officers also located drug paraphernalia and cash believed derived from drug dealing.
Officers suspected that Talbot was intending to sell these drugs. In addition to being charged with violating a court order, Talbot now also faces open drug charges.
His most serious charges are possession of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance for sale. Notwithstanding, Talbot also has several prior arrests involving illicit drugs and violence.