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Car stop leads to alleged drug dealing operation
Ceres Cop Car

A Friday evening traffic stop made by Officer Mike Vierra at Rockefeller and Hil-Mor drives led to the search of a home in the 1900 block of Hackett Road that yielded evidence of drug sales.

Officer Vierra pulled over Daniel Sisneros, 30, of Ceres, at 6:10 p.m. and learned that the driver had a suspended license. A search of the driver found 2.5 ounces of methamphetamine and $4,100 in cash.

The mother of the driver's girlfriend arrived and Vierra and from that encounter learned that Sisneros lives with them. Because the girlfriend, Keslee Nelson, 25, of Ceres, is on searchable probation, police went to the home and searched it. When officers knocked, Nelson answered the door and attempted to shut the door on police, said Ceres Police Department spokesman Lt. James Yandell. During the search police found a stolen Smith & Wesson handgun in her bedroom, an AR-15 rifle and high-capacity magazine, and several Tupperware containers with crystal residue, an indication that a large amount of meth had been in the containers.

Statements and evidence led police to determine the couple was selling "lots of meth from the residence," said Lt. Yandell.

Sisneros, a convicted felon, was arrested and charged with transporting methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine for sale, being a felon in possession of a firearm, being a felon in possession of ammunition, probation violation and driving on a suspended license.

Keslee Nelson was booked on charges of resisting or obstructing a police officer, violating probation, and smuggling contraband into a custodial facility.