Crime

Alarm leads to methamphetamine arrest in Sunnyside

A Grandview man was arrested by Sunnyside police after officers found him with one gram of methamphetamine packaged for resale, police said.

Sunnyside police were dispatched at 1:30 a.m. Thursday to an alarm sounding in the 200 block of Nicolai Avenue, police spokeswoman Charlotte Hinderlider said Friday.

Officer Rob Layman and a Yakima County sheriff's deputy stopped Christopher M. Cardenas, 27, when he was spotted walking in the area, she said.

Cardenas dropped a bag he was carrying and officers saw it contained drug paraphernalia, Hinderlider said.

During a search after his arrest, officers found prescription pills and the packaged meth, she said.

Cardenas was arrested and booked into the Sunnyside City jail on suspicion of possessing meth with intent to deliver and possessing prescription drugs.

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