Deputies arrest parolee for selling meth

November 26, 2009 1:53:16 PM PST
Sonoma County sheriff's deputies have arrested a 24-year-old parolee for allegedly selling methamphetamine, and seized a pound and a half of the drug while serving a search warrant related to his alleged sales.

The deputies had conducted a month-long investigation into Pablo Chino of Santa Rosa that included making several purchases of methamphetamine, leading to the issuance of a search warrant, according to the sheriff's office.

While serving the search warrant Tuesday at a residence on West Ninth Street in Santa Rosa, deputies seized the pound and a half of methamphetamine and took Chino into custody, the sheriff's office reported.

The deputies also learned that Chino was a previously deported criminal alien and was on parole for a prior drug and weapons violation, according to the sheriff's office.