Two arrested on drug charges in cemetery

07/18/2013 8:26 AM

07/18/2013 8:27 AM

Police in Sonora arrested two men who picked an unusual place to park early Thursday.

According to police, officers conducting a patrol check of the Mountain Shadow Cemetery at Greenley Road and Lyons Street at 1:22 a.m. spotted a Chevrolet Trailblazer parked inside the cemetery.

Officers contacted two men inside, later identified as Russell Robinson, 49, of Delhi, and Steven Spearman, 58, of Turlock.

A records check showed that Robinson was on searchable felony probation out of Stanislaus County for a drug violation. Officers searched the vehicle and found heroin, a syringe loaded with heroin and an empty syringe.

Both Robinson and Spearman were arrested without incident and taken to the Tuolumne County Jail, where it was discovered that Robinson also had hash in his possession.

Spearman was booked on felony charges of possession of a controlled narcotic and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Robinson was booked on felony charges of possession of a controlled narcotic, possession of concentrated cannabis (hash), bringing a controlled substance into a jail, and violation of probation, as well as misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

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