Narcotics, cash, and firearm

Two suspects were arrested after they were allegedly found to have a large amount of narcotics, cash and a stolen firearm.  (Contributed photo by San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department) 

A man and woman were arrested on drug charges a week after the male suspect allegedly assaulted a Fontana deputy, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.

On Oct. 12 at about 10:56 p.m., a deputy from the Fontana Sheriff's Station attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a Gray Infinity for a traffic violation.

The Infinity failed to stop and made a sudden turn on a dead-end street. The vehicle quickly turned around and intentionally rammed the marked sheriff's unit head-on several times, the Sheriff's Department said.

The deputy was able to identify the driver (the only person in the vehicle) as Gilbert Morales, a 41-year-old Adelanto resident. Morales drove away from the location of the assault and fled the area, the Sheriff's Department said. Investigators began to search the area for the Infinity and Morales but could not immediately find him.

Then on Oct. 19 at about 11:44 a.m., members of the Specialized Enforcement Division (SWAT) located the Infinity on Interstate 15 being driven by a woman, later identified as Norma Cerda, a 30-year-old Ontario resident. The Infinity was being followed by a Red Nissan compact vehicle driven by Morales. As the two vehicles traveled together on I-15, the Infinity began to have mechanical problems and pulled over. As they were examining the vehicle, Morales and Cerda were taken into custody without incident.

Morales was allegedly found to be in possession of a large amount of narcotics, cash and a stolen firearm. Cerda was also allegedly found to be in possession of a large amount of narcotics. Both suspects were transported to West Valley Detention Center, where they were booked.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call the station detectives.

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