Location: Ave 116 & Orangebelt Drive, Porterville

Incident Date: 12/16/21

Case Number: 21-15820

City: Porterville

Posted by: Media Relations

"Suspicious Vehicle" Turns into Cocaine Bust for TCSO Deputies

On 12/16/21, TCSO Deputies were called to the area of Ave 116 and Orangebelt Drive in Porterville for a suspicious vehicle. When Deputies arrived, they found the vehicle and contacted the driver, who ended up having an outstanding warrant for his arrest. Deputies also found 8.5 Kilo’s of Cocaine and about $30,000 in fake cash in the vehicle.

Deputies arrested the 21-year-old man for being in possession of Cocaine for sales and transportation of Cocaine.
Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to call the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office at (559)733-6218, or send anonymous information by sending a text or email to TCSO@tipnow.com or call 1-800-TIPNOW.