Manteca Police have taken $30,000 worth of illegal drugs off the street.
Manteca detectives from the street crimes and gang units confiscated drugs Thursday after officers allegedly witnessed Jose Angel Dominguez, 25, of Manteca make a hand-to-hand drug transaction with another individual, according to Lt. Tony Souza.
Detectives contacted both subjects in the 400 block of Northgate Avenue and subsequently conducted a probation search on Dominguez and his vehicle. During a search of his Dodge Durango, they discovered a hidden compartment within the SUV that contained one kilo (2.2 pounds) of methamphetamine, 1.1 pound of cocaine – in both powder and crack form – along with 50 grams of heroin, 1.3 pounds of marijuana and 182 Xanex pills. Sales paraphernalia was also located, officers said.
Dominguez is charged with seven felonies. He is scheduled to appear in the Manteca Branch of the San Joaquin County Superior Court on Monday at 1:30 p.m. His bail has been set at $400,000.
Detective Sgt. Chris Mraz estimated the value of the drugs at $30,000. Dominguez was booked for the following violations: Possession of meth for sale, transportation of meth, possession of cocaine for sale, transportation of cocaine, possession of marijuana for sale, transportation of marijuana and for maintaining a hidden compartment for the storage of controlled substances.