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Felon suspect of transporting meth, heroin in Hemet


Last updated 2/21/2019 at 4:30pm

HEMET - A convicted felon allegedly caught carrying a half pound of methamphetamine and a smaller quantity of heroin in Hemet was being held without bail on Thursday, Feb. 21.

Joseph Angelo Navas, 52, of Hemet was arrested and booked Wednesday night into the Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta on suspicion of possession of drugs for sale and probation violations.

According to Hemet police Lt. Nate Miller, patrol officers stopped a vehicle occupied by Navas and two other men about 9:30 p.m. for an alleged traffic violation in the 400 block of North Palm Avenue.

After confirming Navas was on probation, his vehicle was searched, resulting in the seizure of the meth, as well as nearly a quarter pound of heroin, according to Miller.

He said Navas was taken into custody without a struggle and his companions were released at the scene.

According to court records, Navas has prior convictions for driving under the influence, felony evading, receiving a stolen vehicle, possession of controlled substances and importation of drugs for sale.


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