Photo: Luis Ernesto Munoz
Originally published as a Yuba County Sheriff’s Department Facebook post –
“Plumas Lake, Ca. – On Monday 3/29/2021 at approximately 4:40 p.m., a Yuba County Sheriff Deputy arrested 35-year-old Luis Ernesto Munoz of Yuba City for resisting arrest and drug charges, including possession of controlled substances for sale. Munoz was taken into custody following a short vehicle pursuit that began after he failed to yield during a traffic stop on Highway 70 in south Yuba County.
A YCSO deputy on patrol in the Olivehurst area attempted to pull Munoz over on Highway 70 for driving on a suspended driver’s license, but Munoz passed several exits and proceeded southbound Hwy 70 without yielding. The suspect eventually pulled over near the Feather River Blvd Exit in south Plumas Lake. Munoz initially refused to exit the vehicle before complying with the Deputy’s orders. After Munoz was detained, a search of the vehicle he was driving led to the discovery of heroin and methamphetamine, along with packaging materials and drug paraphernalia.
Deputies discovered that Munoz was out on bail for a prior drug arrest in Sutter County in which he had failed to appear in court for on 3/29/21. He was booked into the Yuba County Jail on charges of Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Controlled Substance for Sale, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Resisting Arrest, and a Yuba City warrant for failure to appear.”