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Drug possession, lying about name, puts man in jail
Joseph Mills
Joseph Mills

A 34-year-old Ceres man was arrested late Wednesday, March 23 after he was found in a parked car with a friend and gave a police officer a false identity.

At 11:38 p.m., Officer Kao Saechao approached a suspicious 2005 Hyundai SUV parked in front of a closed business in the 1500 block of Hatch Road. Two people were inside the SUV. Joseph Mills, 34, of Ceres, initially gave Officer Saechao a false identity using the name of a real person who just happened to be wanted for two outstanding warrants. Mills was arrested and found with suspected methamphetamine in his pockets.

When Mills was booked into the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center his real identity was discovered. Mills also had several felony warrants for his arrest. 

Mills faces charges of false impersonation of another, possession of controlled substance, and two felony warrants.