While investigating the overdose of a Highland teen, Highland sheriff’s deputies arrested a Redlands resident for assault with deadly weapon on a peace office, possession of controlled substance for sales, possession of a controlled substance while armed and possession of child pornography.
According to a sheriff’s department press release, on Wednesday, Aug. 25, deputies from the Highland Station responded to a residence for a report of an overdose. Upon arrival, deputies located an 18-year-old male who was not breathing and did not have a pulse. Deputies performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and successfully revived the male. The subject was transported to a local hospital for further medical treatment.
Through the course of the investigation, deputies learned the same subject had also overdosed earlier in the week on suspected counterfeit pharmaceutical opiates. Deputies wrote multiple search warrants and identified the suspected drug dealer who was providing the subject with the opiates as Angel Raymond Gonzalez, 20, of Redlands.
Highland deputies obtained a search warrant for Gonzalez's residence. During the warrant service, Gonzalez ran toward deputies while armed with a knife; however, Gonzalez was successfully taken into custody without incident.
A search of Gonzalez's residence was conducted, which yielded over 100 pharmaceutical pills, suspected cocaine, a handgun and a shotgun.
Gonzalez's cell phone was seized, and following authorization of a warrant for Gonzalez's cell phone, deputies located further evidence implicating him in the crime(s).
Additionally, deputies discovered Gonzalez was in possession of numerous photographs and videos of child pornography. Gonzalez was arrested for the aforementioned crimes and was booked into custody at the West Valley Detention Center.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Highland Police/Sheriff’s Station. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1 (800) 78-CRIME (27463) or may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at wetip.com.