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Three Arrested In Local Drug Bust

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Sonora, CA – Spotting a broken license plate light on a vehicle, a Tuolumne County Deputy made a traffic stop that netted three arrests and drugs.

The drug bust happened early Wednesday morning, when after pulling over a silver Ford Mustang on Campo Seco Road in Sonora, an alert deputy spotted drug related items on the floor board of the vehicle.

The deputy conducted a search of the car and the three men inside. It uncovered hypodermic needles, a glass smoking pipe, six grams of heroin and methamphetamine. Taken into custody were the driver, 27-year-old Daniel Sanchez of Tuolumne, and two passengers, 34-year-old James Wood of Sonora and 33-year-old Lawrence Beenblossom of Pittsburg.

Sanchez was booked for possession and transportation of a controlled substance for sale and driving on a suspended license. Beenblossom faces charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of controlled substance paraphernalia. Wood faces those same charges along with three local warrants for violating his probation on earlier drug charges.

  • Scene of the drug bust in Sonora
  • James Wood
  • Lawrence Beenblossom
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