Fake narcotics

Felony probationer James Tanner was arrested in possession of concealed knives and fake methamphetamine packaged for sales.

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department arrested a felony probationer for possession concealed knives and of fake methamphetamine for sales after a traffic stop Friday morning at Base Line and Victoria Avenue.

At 2:15 a.m. on Aug. 10 County Sheriff’s Deputy W. Ziemer observed a brown 1998 Infiniti sedan without license plates in violation of California Vehicle Code section 5200. He stopped the vehicle and the driver provided a name that couldn’t be found in the DMV database. A thumbprint was taken and the driver was identified as James Tanner, 39, of Highland.

Ziemer determined Tanner was on felony Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) and was presently wanted by San Bernardino County Probation. Tanner was arrested without incident.

A search of his vehicle resulted in finding concealed knives under the passenger seat and a large bag of iodized sea salt crystals. With the sea salt, were black plastic bags tied off, similar to the packaging of methamphetamine for street sales. The bags were opened and the sea salt crystals were inside resembling methamphetamine.

Ziemer arrested and transported Tanner to the Central Detention Center where he was booked 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 wetip.com.

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