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Sunnyside woman arrested near school on drug charge

A 28-year-old Sunnyside woman was arrested this past Saturday when police said they found several types of drugs in her possession.

The Sunnyside Police Department Proactive Auto Theft Team was working an emphasis patrol in Sunnyside when Officer Rob Layman spotted a suspicious vehicle at South 13th Street and Gregory Avenue.

Layman, assisted by a Department of Corrections officer, stopped the vehicle and found at least six people inside. Sunnyside police officers Scott Orate and Johnnie Gusby arrived and the vehicle was searched.

In the vehicle officers said they found a glass narcotics pipe, which prompted the officers to remove the occupants of the vehicle and search them.

This is when the 28-year-old, Veronica Gonzalez, was allegedly found to be in possession of various amounts of methamphetamine, ecstasy and cocaine. A 15-year-old female occupant of the vehicle was also arrested and charged with having a butterfly knife and a narcotics pipe on her person. Both were transported to the Sunnyside City Jail.

Gonzalez was charged with possession with intent to deliver cocaine, possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, possession of ecstasy and possession with intent to deliver within 1,000 feet of a school.

In other police news three thefts and one burglary were reported in Sunnyside yesterday, Wednesday.

The thefts included two shoplifters at Wal-Mart and a vehicle that was broken into. The burglary occurred in the 300 block of Chestnut Avenue.

Also since yesterday police have dealt with one assault, one report of child abuse or neglect, one report of disorderly conduct, one report of fraud, three 9-1-1 hang up calls, two runaway juveniles, three suspicious people or situations and seven traffic stops.

Police also served three arrest warrants, assisted four agencies and three citizens, provided one extra patrol, took one report of found property and fielded two informational calls.


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