A man accused of possessing narcotics for sale has been arrested.

Esteban Santana-Alvarado, 36 of Porterville, was arrested.

On Thursday at approximately 11:20 a.m., Santana-Alvarado was contacted by a Porterville Police Officer during a traffic enforcement stop in the area of Putnam Avenue and Esther Street. Santana-Alvarado was arrested after it was determined he provided a false name. After the arrest, Santana-Alvarado was found to have suspected methamphetamine and other items consistent with drug sales in his possession. Santana-Alvarado was also found to have seven outstanding warrants for his arrest.

Santana-Alvarado was transported to the Tulare County Sheriff Office, South County Detention Facility, where he was being held in lieu of $235,000 bail.

 

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