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Man arrested for possession of cocaine, meth & Viagra

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A routine patrol check led two sheriff’s deputies to arrest a 27-year-old man for possessing large quantities of cocaine, methamphetamine and prescription Viagra, authorities said.

According to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department's Santa Clarita Valley Station, the deputies were on patrol on Monday about 12:30 a.m., when they spotted a car inside the parking lot of a bowling alley in the 21600 block of Soledad Canyon Road in Santa Clarita.

The officers spoke with the man, identified as James Deroze of Arleta, and determined that he was on parole and had search conditions as part of his terms and also a  “no bail” outstanding felony warrant for his arrest, authorities said.

When deputies searched Deroze’s car, they found large quantities of methamphetamine and cocaine, six bags containing more than 900 blue Viagra pills and another small bag with 20 unidentified tablets, they said. The officers also found six cellphones, two Airsoft -style imitation guns, a car stereo, speakers, a webcam, a scale and some cash, authorities said.

Deroze was arrested for “possession of a controlled substance for sale and reasonable cause receiving stolen property,” according to the sheriff’s statement. He was also charged with the outstanding warrant for his arrest and was booked at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station where he is being held without bail, authorities said.

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-- Ann M. Simmons in Santa Clarita

Photo: Six bags containing more than 900 blue Viagra pills were among the illicit items authorities say were found in the possession of parolee James Deroze. Credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

 
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