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Posted on: June 3, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Felon in Possession of Fentanyl while Armed



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Felon in Possession of Fentanyl while Armed
Station Area:Ripley
Written Date:June 2, 2021Time:8:00 AM
Incident Date:June 2, 2021Time:11:40 AM
Incident Location:S. Neighbours n/o 30th Ave, Ripley
Reporting Officer:Corporal Kent Eckenrode
File Number(s):A211520015

Jose Cardenas


The Colorado River Station Special Enforcement Team (SET) conducted a vehicle stop for a California Vehicle Code violation on S. Neighbours Blvd and 30th Ave, in the unincorporated area of Ripley. A records check revealed, passenger Jose Cardenas (34-year-old resident of Blythe), had outstanding arrest warrants. During a search incident to arrest, Cardenas was found to be in possession of an unregistered firearm, Fentanyl pills, and drug paraphernalia.

Cardenas is a convicted felon and was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Blythe Jail for the following charges:

  • Felon in Possession of a Firearm
  • Possession of High Capacity Magazines
  • Possession of an Unregistered Firearm
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance (Fentanyl)
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department has a zero-tolerance policy for these offenses.  If you suspect illegal activity in your area, please contact your local Sheriff’s Station. In addition, The Colorado River Station Special Enforcement Team is locally dedicated to serving our farming and rural communities and willfully enforce the law to protect our citizens. Anyone with additional information regarding this case is urged to contact Deputy Pfohlman or Corporal Eckenrode at the Colorado River Station by calling (760) 921-7900.

For media inquiries regarding this incident please contact the Media Information Bureau.

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