Written by AARON CASTREJON
POMONA - Pomona officers and California Highway Patrol officers conducting gang suppression in the city arrested a man accused of selling narcotics.
Police searched the Pala Motel, 987 E. Holt Ave., and a location in Ontario and uncovered $13,000 in cash, more than one pound of heroin packaged for sales, several ounces of methamphetamine, digital scales and pay owe sheets, Pomona Police said.
Officers stopped a suspicious vehicle at Third Street and Caswell Avenue around 8 p.m. May 10. They learned the driver, 56-year-old Rafael Ochoa from Ontario, had an unusually-large quantity of cash in small denominations and zip lock baggies in his possession, which is consistent with narcotics sales and/or distribution, Pomona Police said.
Officers then learned Ochoa is on federal probation for a firearm charge and is on probation in San Bernardino County for narcotics sales, Pomona Police said.
A probation compliance check was conducted at the described locations where the cash and evidence of drug sales was confiscated.
Ochoa was booked on suspicion of possession or purchase of a controlled substance for sales and possession of a controlled substance for sales.