Location: Laurel Avenue and Santa Fe Road, Visalia

Incident Date: 03/27/2015

Incident Time: 0238

Case Number: 15-3845

Victim: State of California

Posted by: Media Relations

On Thursday, 03/27/15 at 0238 hours, a Deputy with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department contacted a subject on a bicycle in the area of Laurel Avenue and Santa Fe Road in Visalia. The subject was identified as Lawrence Chavez.  Lawrence was determined to be under the influence of a controlled substance and was taken into custody.  

Lawrence was transported to Tulare County Pre-Trial Facility.  While at the facility Deputies searched Lawrence’s shoes and found two bags containing a white crystal like substance suspected of being methamphetamine.  The total weight of the substance was 8.6 grams.  

Lawrence was charged with HS 11378 and PC 4573.6.  

Suspect: Lawrence Chavez, age 52, from the City of Visalia