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Traffic stop in Yuba City leads to 2 arrests on multiple firearm, narcotics charges

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Two young adults were arrested early Saturday morning near River Valley High School in Yuba City on charges of possession of firearm and narcotics for sale.

The arrests resulted from a Sutter County Sheriff’s Office traffic stop, according to a news release.

Jose Luis Romero, 21, and Alicia Yovana Hernandez-Naranjo, 19, face multiple charges, including possession, transportation and sale of cocaine and other controlled substances, and carrying and concealing a loaded firearm in a public place, according to Sutter County Court records.

A deputy stopped Romero and Hernandez-Naranjo’s vehicle at 3:37 a.m., according to the release. After identifying the substances, the officer contacted a special narcotics operations division to take over the investigation.

The suspects were booked into Sutter County Jail with bail set at $50,000 each, court records show. They are due to appear in court Aug. 13.

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Caroline Ghisolfi, from Stanford University, is a local news reporter for The Sacramento Bee, focusing on breaking news and health care. She grew up in Milan, Italy.
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