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East Sonora, CA – The call came in Monday night to Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Dispatch detailing possible drug use going on inside a vehicle parked at a local shopping center.

What upset the caller, according to sheriff’s officials, was that there was a juvenile hanging around the three suspects. When deputies arrived at the Mono Village Plaza on Mono Way in East Sonora they could see the juvenile standing by a parked vehicle. The occupants included 26-year-old Quentin Gelhaus, who was already out on bail for drug sales, 23-year-old Robert Linn and 22-year-old Chance Sommers, all from Sonora.

Confronting the subjects, deputies asked if they had any drugs and that is when Linn turned over three baggies filled with cocaine. A vehicle search revealed a glass vile and another baggie of cocaine. During a body search of Gelhaus, deputies also found LSD.

All three were arrested on various drug charges with Linn tacking on an additional charge of an adult selling a controlled substance to a minor, which carries a $50,000 bail. The juvenile was released to a parent.

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