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Press Release: Possession of Fentanyl Arrest
Agency: Riverside County Sheriff’s Department
Station Area: Thermal
Written Date: 01/21/20 Time: 11:00 PM
Incident Date: 01/21/20 Time: 8:00 AM
Incident Location: 82400 block of John Nobles Way, Indio
Reporting Officer: Sergeant David Aldrich
File Number(s): LA200060075


Thomas Prince

On Monday, January 06, 2020, at 11:20 PM, The La Quinta Special Enforcement Team conducted a traffic enforcement stop in the 78900 block of Adams Street, in the city of La Quinta, and contacted Thomas Prince, 43-years-old from Indio. During the contact, Prince was arrested for driving on a suspended license. Upon further investigation, it was determined Prince was in possession fentanyl, Xanax, hydrocodone and cocaine with the intent to sell. Prince was booked at the county Jail in Indio.

On Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at 8:00 AM, the La Quinta Special Enforcement Team, along with the assistance from the Coachella Community Action Team, and the Southern Coachella Valley Community Services District Team, served a search warrant in the 82400 block of John Nobles Way, in the city of Indio. The search warrant stemmed from information gathered during the investigation conducted after Prince’s arrested. During the search warrant Prince was located and arrested for possession of fentanyl and drug paraphernalia. An additional search warrant was served in the 43700 block of Skyward Way, in the city of La Quinta. During the warrant, ammunition was located and booked as evidence. Prince was booked at the Riverside County Jail in Indio.  

The La Quinta Special Enforcement Team is asking anyone with additional information to contact Deputy Preciado at the Thermal Sheriff’s Station by calling (760)-863-8990.

Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff's CrimeTips online form.

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