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Huge Heroin Arrests

Sonora, CA — Sonora Police Department reports officers responded to a reckless driver call around 11 a.m. on Tuesday in the 200 block of Stockton Road. The caller gave police a license plate number for a car registered to a home on the 500 block of Dragoon Circle in Sonora.

Officers went to the home and talked to 44 year old Matthew Wechsler. They say while talking with him, they noticed a fresh injection and ligature mark on his arm.


Officers searched the home and found a large amount of heroin, several hypodermic needles loaded with heroin; several used hypodermic needles, spoons used for heating heroin and a pipe with methamphetamine residue. They also discovered a detailed record book showing sales of heroin. They say dates, amounts of heroin sold and what the heroin was sold or traded for was all documented in the book.


Arrested at the home were Wechsler, Keith St. Lawrence, 55 of Sonora, Michael George, 22 of Jamestown; James Hanson, 21 of Sonora; and Deanna Webb, 25 of Sonora. 


 All five are charged with felony possession of heroin; and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.


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