Photo: Biernier’s firearms
NOVATO — A month-long investigation by the Marin County Major Crimes Task Force resulted in the arrest of a suspected drug dealer. The man arrested was found in possession of methamphetamine and firearms.
The task force is a partnership between the Marin County Sheriff’s Office and law enforcement agencies in Marin County. The task force primarily focuses on narcotics investigations, and the Novato Police Department assisted in this investigation.
In this instance, Dominick J. Biernier, 64 of Novato, was placed under surveillance on suspicion of selling methamphetamine in Novato. Biernier was subsequently taken into custody on January 31.
Biernier was detained and arrested by Marin County Sheriff’s Office deputies at a storage facility located on Ford Way. He also had an outstanding warrant in Sonoma County for failure to appear in court for unrelated charges.
A locker at the storage facility was searched, which turned up an unspecified quantity of methamphetamine. Authorities also located drug paraphernalia and a spear gun.
A search of Biernier’s residence on Carmel Court uncovered additional evidence against him. Detectives recovered two firearms, ammunition and more drug paraphernalia from inside his home.
Biernier was booked at Marin County Jail on five separate charges –
• 11377 (A) Possession of a controlled substance
• 11364 Possession of controlled substance paraphernalia
• 29800 (A) Addict in possession of a firearm
• 30305 (A) Possession of ammunition
• 853.7 Failure to appear after written promise