GRAND TERRACE – A 28-year-old Victorville man was arrested during a traffic stop which led to the finding of drugs for sale on Thursday.
Tyrone Johnson was stopped at around 10:30 a.m. near the area of Michigan Avenue and Mavis Street in Grand Terrace. When stopped the deputy noticed that two children, ages 4-years-old and 6-months-old were riding with Johnson in the vehicle. According to authorities, Johnson appeared to be under the influence of a controlled substance.
The deputy began to search Johnson, who kept moving around and putting his hands in his pockets. Johnson also did not comply with commands and attempted to flee. After struggling while attempting to take Johnson into custody, the deputy deployed his taser, which was ineffective. Johnson fled on foot, while the deputy chased him, again deploying his Taser. Johnson fell to the ground and was detained without further incident. Inside his pockets, the deputy found a large amount of cocaine and OxyContin. Inside his vehicle, the deputy found marijuana in an immediate proximity of the children.
Johnson was transported to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center for face, hand and wrist injuries sustained when he fell. Johnson was released and booked into the West Valley Detention Center for Possession of Narcotics for Sale and Child Endangerment. He is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Central Station, Deputy P. Casas at (909)387-3545. 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 www.wetip.com.
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