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• DRUG ARREST: CERES - An officer stopped Michael Ledbetter, 40, of Ceres, during a Friday evening bicycle ride who was found with illegal drugs.

Ledbetter, who was on probation and searchable without a warrant, was stopped at 11 p.m. by Officer Freddie Ortiz at Hardy Court at Central Avenue. In Ledbetter's right hand was a baggie containing six grams of methamphetamine, said Lt. Brent Smith.

He was also found with a pipe used to smoke the substance.

Ledbetter was booked for felony possession of methamphetamine, possession of a methamphetamine pipe and violating the terms of his probation.

•DRIVER UNCOOPERATIVE IN DUI: CERES - A Ceres man was jailed Wednesday, March 7 for drunk driving after he was stopped by an officer for erratic driving.

Tommy Kong, 22, of Ceres, was also reportedly uncooperative and would not take a field sobriety test during the 10:45 p.m. traffic stop in the 2900 block of Whitmore Avenue. Officer Chris Melton stopped Kong's 1991 Honda Civic after watching unsafe maneuvers. Kong was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving.

Officer Melton was called back to jail after his prisoner was found to have hidden approximately six grams of marijuana in a private area. Melton added to Kong's charges that of attempting to smuggle illegal contraband into the jail and threatening members of the jail staff.

• METH ARRESTS MADE: CERES - Three persons face charges of possessing methamphetamine after an incident that occurred near midnight on Wednesday, March 7.

Officer James Riley was on patrol in the 1200 block of Sam Avenue at 11:50 p.m. when he notice two people in the process of removing a bicycle trailer. A man and two women had permission to remove the trailer but consented to a pat-down search. All three were found to be in possession of methamphetamine.

Aureliano Juarez, 47, of Modesto, was found with 0.2 grams of meth.

Sonja Walker, 38, of Modesto, was in possession of 0.3 grams and Debbie Coito, 54, of Modesto, was arrested with 0.2 grams.

• BEER THEFT SUSPECT FIGHTS OFFICER: CERES - A 20-year-old Ceres man was subdued after trying to interfere with the arrest of his cousin during an attempted beer theft Monday evening.

Personnel at the AM/PM at Whitmore Avenue and Ninth Street called police at 2:41 a.m. to report several men trying to break into the glass cases where beer was stored. The store locks up the alcoholic beverages after 2 a.m.

Officer Freddie Ortiz arrived and found three extremely intoxicated men in the store, one of whom was trying to break into the cooler doors. As Ortiz was detaining Francisco Villanueva, 32, of Ceres, his cousin, Amador Villanueva, 20, of Ceres, confronted the officer. Amador took Amador to the ground and attempted to subdue him with a Taser shot to the chest which proved unsuccessful. Other officers arrived to help handcuff the suspects.

One of the men who was fully cooperating was released.

Amador Villanueva was arrested and booked for public drunkeness and resisting or delaying an officer. He was found with a blood alcohol content of 0.22, which is two and a half times the legal limit.

Francisco Villanueva had a BAC of 0.23 and was booked on charges of being drunk in public.