Highland Parolee Arrested for Warrant and Possession of Fake Methamphetamine for Sale

Highland Parolee Arrested for Warrant and Possession of Fake Methamphetamine for Sale

HIGHLAND – A Highland man who was on Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) was arrested for a no bail warrant and the possession of fake methamphetamine for sales.

On Friday, August 10, 2018, at around 2:15 a.m. a deputy attempted to stop a brown 1998 Infiniti sedan in the area of Baseline Road and Victoria Avenue in Highland for vehicle code violation. The deputy made contact with the driver who provided a name that could not be found in the DMV database. The deputy was able to identify the driver as James Tanner, 39, by using his thumbprint. In addition to his identity, the deputy learned that Tanner was on felony PRCS and was wanted by San Bernardino County Probation. Tanner was arrested without incident.

During a search of the vehicle, knives were located concealed under the passenger seat, as well as a large bag of iodized sea salt crystals. Also found were black plastic bags, tied off and packaged similarly to methamphetamine for street sales. Inside the bags were there sea salt crystals, which resembled methamphetamine.

Tanner was arrested and booked into the Central Detention Center for the No Bail PRCS warrant, Possession of a concealed weapon and sales/ Transportation of fake drugs.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at

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