JURUPA VALLEY: Three arrested for trafficking narcotics

JURUPA VALLEY – Deputies arrested three men in the 3000 block of Rubidoux Boulevard near 34th Street in Jurupa Valley after they were found to be in possession of a significant amount of heroin, cocaine, and cash Thursday, Oct. 27. Based on their discoveries, deputies arrested the three men for trafficking of narcotics and other charges, according to Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant Frank Lodes.

Deputies from the Riverside County – Region 7 – Gang Task Force conducted a traffic enforcement stop at about 2 p.m. During the traffic stop deputies contacted the three occupants of the vehicle, who were identified as Richard Silva Jr., 37; Paul Anthony Contreras, 26; and Jerry Glen Garza, 31.

Deputies determined Silva and Contreras were already on probation for narcotic sales.

Deputies conducted a probation search of the vehicle and discovered over two ounces of heroin and an ounce of cocaine concealed in the center console of the vehicle. Deputies also located and seized $2000 in United States currency.

The amount of heroin, cocaine, and cash was “indicative of drug sales,” according to Lodes.

Based on the evidence they recovered, deputies arrested Silva, Contreras and Garza. The three were booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center on suspicion of transportation and possession of heroin for sales, transportation and possession of cocaine for sales, violation of probation, and prior narcotics sales convictions.

A jail record search revealed Contreras is being held in lieu of $200,000 bail. Garza is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail. Both are scheduled to be arraigned at the Riverside Hall Of Justice Oct. 31.

No information was available regarding Silva as he was still being booked at the time of this report.

Anyone with additional information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Sergeant Frank Lodes from the Riverside County – Region 7 – Gang Task Force at (951) 955-2734. Callers can refer to incident file number GR163010002 and can remain anonymous. Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.


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Trevor Montgomery spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg in an off-duty accident.

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations, including the Robert Presley Detention Center, the Southwest Station in Temecula, the Hemet Station, and the Lake Elsinore Station, along with many other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, Personnel and Background Investigations and he finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator.

Trevor has been married for more than 26 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and has 13 children and 12 – soon to be 13 – grandchildren.