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Squatters Nabbed In Thermal

Drug bust in Thermal Dec 2nd 2021. Photo from Riv Co Sheriffs Dept
Drug bust in Thermal Dec 2nd 2021. Photo from Riv Co Sheriffs Dept

Four people from the east end of the Coachella Valley have been taken into custody on drug charges. 

Two of them are repeat offenders.

Investigators captured the suspects at a ranch on Avenue 52 in Thermal at 9 in the morning on Thursday December 2nd 2021.

The property was recently condemned by County Code Enforcement but the suspects, and four other people went back there anyway.

Eight people were found squatting on the property, which is illegal.

Deputies found  2 pounds of methamphetamine, and items indicative of narcotic sales.

The following subjects were arrested:

  • Ismael Cisneros, 49 of Thermal, for possession of methamphetamine for sale, and committing a felony while out on bail.
  • Arthur Murry, 31 of Indio, for possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and being a parolee at large.
  • Manuel Jaime, 42 of Mecca, for possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Ivette Ramirez, 37 of Coachella, for possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia

All subjects were booked at John Benoit Detention Center in the city of Indio. 

 

Drug bust in Thermal Dec 2nd 2021.

Photo from Riv Co Sheriffs Dept



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