Suspicious activity outside a Turlock market sparked a narcotics investigation that culminated Tuesday in two arrests and the seizure of drugs and cash.
Investigators suspected individuals were using the parking lot of Amigo Market at 1061 W. Main St. as a site for drug dealing. There is no indication anyone affiliated with the store was involved in the drug deals, said Turlock Police spokesperson Officer Mayra Lewis.
After some observation, the Turlock Police Narcotics Enforcement Team and the Criminal Apprehension and Gang Enforcement Team swooped in around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday outside the market and took two men into custody who were allegedly engaged in a drug deal at the time.
The officers confiscated heroin, marijuana and $10,000 in cash from the two men, Lewis said.
Myles Gonzales, 25, of Turlock was arrested on suspicion of felony possession of narcotics for sale and felony transportation of narcotics for sale. Gonzales was out on bail for a misdemeanor petty theft charge. His arrest on Tuesday triggered a spousal battery case to reopen, according to court records. He is currently being held at the Stanislaus County Jail in lieu of a $126,100 bail.
The second suspect, Carlos Hernandez Vasquez, 30, of Turlock was charged with felony possession of marijuana for sale. He was released from custody on bail, according to court records.