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Posted on: November 20, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Possession of Firearm and Narcotics



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Possession of Firearm and Narcotics
Station Area:Thermal
Written Date:November 20, 2019Time:1:30 PM
Incident Date:November 20, 2019Time:12:07 AM
Incident Location:Highway 111 and Washington Street, La Quinta
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Mariano Matos III
File Number(s):LA193240001


Francisco Granados

On November 20th, 2019, at 12:07 a.m., Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputies assigned to the city of La Quinta, responded to a single vehicle roll over traffic collision in the area of Highway 111 and Washington Street, La Quinta. The driver, Francisco Granados, 29 years old of Indio, was out of the vehicle and did not have any visible injuries. During the initial investigation a backpack containing a large amount of various controlled substances was located and identified as belonging to Granados. Granados was also found to be in possession of a loaded 9mm handgun. Granados was arrested for various weapon and narcotic charges, after he was treated at a local hospital as a precaution. Alcohol and/or drug use did not appear to be a factor in the traffic collision. Granados was booked at the Riverside County Jail located in the city of Indio.


Anyone with any information regarding this incident is urged to contact Deputy Scott with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department at (760) 863-8990, or Crime Stoppers at (760) 341-STOP (7867).

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

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department is seeking applicants for Deputy Sheriff, Deputy Sheriff Trainee, Correctional Deputy, Sheriff's 911 Communications Officer, and other employment opportunities such as clerical and support positions.  If you are interested in a career with us, please apply at or call 1-888-Join-RSD

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