In nearly identical cases at separate stores in Ceres about an hour apart, two men were arrested for drug possession Dec. 4 after being reported to police as loiterers.
At 9:38 p.m. Officer Matt Myers was dispatched to Cost Less Foods on Hatch Road for a male drinking alcohol in front of the store. He found Daniel Campbell, 35, of Ceres near the store. Campbell was on probation and had a warrant for his arrest. During a search, Myers located heroin in Campbell’s pockets. He was booked for drug possession and the warrant.
At 10:53 p.m. Officer Jon Vera was sent to Valley Mart on Mitchell Road for a report of a suspicious male loitering. Mikel Gonzales, 33, of Hughson, was found to have a warrant for his arrest. During a subsequent search, heroin was found in Gonzales’ backpack. He was booked for drug possession and the warrant.