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Expired car tags leads to drugs, weapons arrest
Ceres Cop Car

Two occupants of a Dodge were arrested Thursday evening after they were stopped by police in a car containing drugs and weapons.

At 11 p.m. Officer Matt Berlier stopped the car for expired registration near 3939 Central Avenue and saw the driver, George Cady, 37, of Ceres, trying to conceal something between the driver seat and center console. Cady, who was on probation for possession with the intent to sell a controlled substance, was taken out of the car at gunpoint. The item proved to be a pellet gun and police theorized that Cady kept it handy during drug transactions.

A second officer, Dirk Nieuwenhuis arrived to deal with Cady's passenger, 25-year-old Ceres resident Haley Horn who was on probation for possession of methamphetamine. Officer Nieuwenhuis found a small baggie containing 0.5 grams of methamphetamine on the floorboard.

Also in the car was a black backpack containing 85 small empty baggies, a glass meth pipe and two baggies containing crystal methamphetamine and each weighing 6.41 grams and 2.04 grams.

Horn's purse yielded a small baggie containing approximately 0.6 grams of crystal meth and metal knuckles.

Both Cady and Horn admitted being meth users.

Horn was booked for possession of a controlled substance, possession of metal knuckles, and probation violation. Cady was charged with possession, possession for sale, and transportation of a controlled substance, probation violation, and an enhancement for committing a crime while out on bail for another crime.