Merced,CA- On January 6, 2018, the Merced Police Department’s Gang Violence Suppression Unit (GVSU) officers developed information that Andres Perez-Govea was selling drugs. GVSU officers located Perez-Govea inside a vehicle in the 1600 block of Ellen Ave.

Officers searched his vehicle and located packaged cocaine. GVSU served a search warrant at Perez-Govea’s residence located at 2499 E Gerrard Ave in Merced. During the search, officers located a 2 handguns, an AR-15, a submachinegun, ammunition, a digital scale, over a pound of cocaine, over an ounce of methamphetamine and over $12,000 cash inside his home. Perez-Govea was arrested and booked at the Merced County Jail for sales of narcotics and weapons charges.

Merced Police are asking anyone with any information regarding this crime to contact Gang Violence Suppression Unit (GVSU) Sgt. Rodriguez at (209) 385-4710, or the Merced Police Department Tipster Line at (209) 385-4725. The public can send information via anonymous text messages to police department by dialing “TIP411” (847411) and including the word “Comvip” as the “keyword” in the text message.

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