Woman Arrested for Allegedly Selling Drugs Out of Motorhome in Front of Public Park
Above: The motorhome the suspect was reportedly living in | Photos courtesy of Santa Rosa PD
Santa Rosa police have arrested a woman whom they allege had been selling fentanyl out of her motorhome in front of a public park.
Police began investigating after receiving numerous tips over the course of two weeks regarding a person allegedly selling drugs out of their motorhome near the entrance to Howarth Park, which is frequented by families with children. Narcotics detectives identified the suspect as 55-year-old Tammerina Shimel.
Shimel reportedly lived out of the motorhome, along with a man identified as Michaell Moore, 57. Both were also on probation and subject to being randomly searched, police said.
On the afternoon of Wednesday, October 5, police contacted both Shimel and Moore inside the motorhome, which was still parked at the entrance to Howarth Park.
Upon searching the motorhome, investigators reportedly located over two ounces of fentanyl, over $20,000 cash, and items indicating narcotics sales such as a digital scale and packing materials.
Police also searched Moore’s vehicle and found paraphernalia. He was cited at the scene, police said.
Shimel was arrested and booked at the Sonoma County jail on suspicion of felony narcotics trafficking. A bail enhancement was later approved, and her bail amount is currently $270,000.