Santa Cruz man arrested for transporting heroin

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - A Santa Cruz man is behind bars for possession and transportation of heroin for sales. 

Santa Cruz police officers arrested 34-year-old Esteban Ruiz Flores Thursday after an enforcement stop near Water Street at Reed Way. Police found that his vehicle had multiple vehicle code violations.

Flores was driving on a suspended license and had an outstanding warrant for his arrest.

After arresting him, police searched his vehicle and found 15 grams of heroin packaged for sales along with other drug related packaging material and drug paraphernalia.

He is currently booked in the Santa Cruz County Jail.


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