Deputies locate and arrest man wanted by Feds inside casino
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Sonoma County Sheriff’s deputies on Friday nabbed a Santa Rosa man who had been wanted by federal authorities for three years at the Graton Resort & Casino on Dec. 27.

At around 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 27, Jose Miguel Flores-Garcia was in the casino gambling when deputies located and arrested him, according to Sgt. Andy Cash of the Sheriff’s Office. The casino’s security staff had alerted the Sheriff’s Office that Flores-Garcia was inside the new gambling facility on Golf Course Drive West in Rohnert Park.

Flores-Garcia was wanted on a number of drug-related charges. Cash said he was unaware of how the casino security staff obtained the information that Flores-Garcia was inside the casino but that they just guided the deputies to where he was.

Flores-Garcia was booked into Sonoma County Jail on suspicion of conspiracy, possession of methamphetamine for sale, cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale and other charges. His bail was set at $500,000. As of Jan. 1, he remained in custody at the Santa Rosa holding facility.

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