LAKE ELSINORE: Alleged drug dealer arrested after search warrant uncovers heroin, meth, cocaine

LAKE ELSINORE — Authorities arrested a man after they located and seized heroin, methamphetamine and cocaine while serving a search warrant Thursday, Aug. 3. Officials served the search warrant at the residence of a suspected drug dealer who officials allege has been supplying heroin to area drug dealers who then allegedly sold the drugs in the Menifee area.

Officials arrested Jesus Aleman-Muniz after they located and seized narcotics during the service of a search warrant. RSO booking photo

Deputies from the Menifee and Perris Station’s Special Enforcement Teams served the narcotics-related search warrant at a private residence in the 18000 block of Tereticornis Avenue in Lake Elsinore, about 3:30 p.m. The home where the warrant was served is west of 11th Street and east of El Toro Road.

Online jail records indicated the suspect, identified as Jesus “Jesse” Aleman-Muniz, 47, of Lake Elsinore, was located and arrested about a block away, on Eucalyptus Avenue near Red Gum Drive.

“The search warrant was a culmination of a month-long narcotic investigation,” Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant Sam Morovich explained in a written press release after the service of the search warrant.

Officials allege Aleman-Muniz was providing “large quantities of heroin to other dealers to be sold within the city of Menifee,” said Morovich.

During the service of the search warrant, officials located and seized over three pounds of heroin, twenty grams of methamphetamine, and a small quantity of cocaine.

After the service of the search warrant, SET members arrested Aleman-Muniz. He was later booked into the Cois M. Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta on suspicion of possession of heroin, methamphetamine and cocaine with the intent to distribute as well as committing a felony while out of jail on bail or early release.

Aleman-Muniz was released from custody the morning after his arrest after he posted $220,000 bail. He is scheduled to be arraigned at the Riverside Hall of Justice, Sept. 29

During the service of the search warrant, officials located and seized heroin, methamphetamine and cocaine. RSO photo

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Officer Frank at the Perris Sheriff Station at (951) 210-1000, or by email. Callers can refer to incident file number ME172150109 and can remain anonymous.  Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.


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Trevor Montgomery runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes for Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News and Anza Valley Outlook and also writes for Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County.

Trevor 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 and breaking his back in an off-duty accident.

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations, including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center and Lake Elsinore Station, along with 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 and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

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

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