A 36-year-old Newhall resident was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance for sale and drug paraphernalia, according to Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station officials.
According to Deputy Natalie Arriaga, a spokeswoman for the SCV Sheriff’s Station, at approximately 3 p.m. deputies with the J-Team were patrolling the area near Avenida Rotella and Lyons Avenue when they observed a man whom they recognized as a local resident who was on felony probation for narcotic sales.
The suspect was riding away on an electric bike, as they observed, and deputies conducted a traffic stop.
“A search of the suspect resulted in the recovery of a plastic baggie containing a large quantity of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and a plastic container containing a large quantity of fentanyl,” wrote Arriaga in an email to The Signal.
The man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance for sale and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was booked into the SCV Sheriff’s Station and later released on bond.