Man arrested with 6 pounds of meth


James Harper, 44, was not at home at 10:30 a.m. Thursday when detectives attempted to serve an arrest warrant at his house on the 9600 block of Bohemian Highway in unincorporated Sonoma County, according to the sheriff's office.

Officers from the Sheriff's Department Narcotics Task Force were called when a search of Harper's property resulted in the seizure of more than 100 ounces of methamphetamine, which was given an estimated street value of more than $120,000, according to the sheriff's office.

Unable to locate Harper on Thursday, detectives reported being informed by officials from the Sonoma County Courthouse in Santa Rosa that Harper had appeared in court offices at 9:30 a.m. Friday to tend to other business.

Court deputies were instructed to detain Harper, who was subsequently arrested and booked at the Sonoma County Main Adult Detention Facility on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession for sale of methamphetamine, and possession for sale of more than a 2 pounds of methamphetamine.

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