Location: 1000 block of South State Rd

Incident Date: 9-15-15

Incident Time: 2318

Case Number: 15-11650

Victim: State of California

City: Earlimart

Posted by: Media Relations

On 09/15/2015 Deputies conducted a traffic stop.  Two subjects were contacted in the vehicle.  The driver was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance, and being in possession of drug paraphernalia. During an inventory of the vehicle prior to tow, Deputies located a sawed off shot gun, and a loaded 45 cal. handgun hidden in the car.  Both suspects were arrested and confessed to knowledge of the guns.  They were booked on weapons charges.   


The case is currently under active investigation by the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department.

(S) Sanchez Jose
      33 yrs. old

(S) Deleon, Josh
      18 yrs. old