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SBSD - Morongo Basin Sheriff's Department
Friday October 20th, 2023 :: 12:57 p.m. PDT


Suspect Arrested After Deputies Find Drugs During a Search Warrant

DATE/TIME: October 19, 2023, at approximately 11:07 am

INCIDENT: Felon in Possession of Narcotics for Sales 

LOCATION: 5900 block of Valley View Street, Joshua Tree

SUSPECT(S): Hector Hernandez, 55-year-old male resident of Joshua Tree 

VICTIM(S): State of California 

SUMMARY: On Thursday, October 19, 2023, Morongo Basin's Multiple Enforcement Team (MET) served a search warrant in the 5900 block of Valley View Street in Joshua Tree. During the investigation, Hector Hernandez was contacted. Hernandez had an extensive criminal history for possession of narcotics and is a convicted felon.

During the service of the search warrant, currency  in various denominations was located along with methamphetamine, fentanyl, drug paraphernalia and items indicative of narcotics sales. Hernandez was arrested and booked in at the Morongo Basin Jail.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact  MET at the Morongo Basin Station (760)-366-4175. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463), or leave information on the We-Tip website at

Refer: Deputy L. Gonzalez / Deputy J. Perez

Station: Morongo Basin Station

Phone No. 760-366-4175

Case No. 232301807

SHANNON D. DICUS, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Morongo Basin Sheriff's Department
63665 Twentynine Palms Highway
Joshua Tree, CA 92252

Emergency: 9-1-1

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