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Suspected Porterville Drug Dealer Behind Bars

Investigators discovered drugs after routine traffic stop.
More drugs are off valley streets now that suspected drug dealer is arrested.

Police in Porterville searched a home on Crabtree Avenue after making a traffic stop on Thursday.

Officers say Ernie Fuentes had drugs and packaging material in his car. They say when they went to his house they found more evidence, the discovery of two semi-automatic handguns, and just over 4 pounds of suspected methamphetamine. Detectives say they also found suspected heroin and drug paraphernalia.

The combined street value of the suspected drugs is $55,000. Fuentes is in the Tulare County Jail and faces drug charges.
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