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Cops arrest two during raid<br>

Williams police, along with members of the county Metro Drug Task Force, busted what they believe was a drug-selling operation April 9.

Officers served a search warrant on a mobile home at 410 N. Cedar St. around 10 a.m. and arrested two men, Robert Sanchez, 48, and Jose Rodriguez, 52. Both men were living at the residence, said Officer Mike Fuller, of the Metro task force.

Sanchez was booked on charges of possession of dangerous drugs, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and was wanted in California for a parole violation. He remains in custody in connection with the parole violation.

Rodriguez was booked on charges of possession of marijuana and providing false information to police. He is no longer in custody, Fuller said.

The investigation stemmed from numerous tips received from nearby neighbors, said Frank Manson, Williams’ police chief.

“We have discovered many drug problems through our block watch program,” said Manson.

Investigators found about one gram of methamphetamine, five grams of marijuana and numerous pieces of drug paraphernalia in the home, Fuller said.

More investigations are underway in the immediate area, Manson said.

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