The Turlock Police Department Narcotics Enforcement Team (TNET) served a narcotics search warrant in the 1300 Block of Myrtle Street on Friday. As Officers knocked on the door a male subject ran out the back of the home.
Officers made entry into the home and found a five month old baby asleep in a crib which the male abandoned when he fled. There were no other people inside the home.
Officers searched the home and found over 30 grams of crystal methamphetamine and other indication of illegal narcotic sales.
Rodolfo Olivera (28 years) of Turlock was caught and charged with possession of methamphetamine for sale, resisting arrest and child endangerment.
While the search was taking place the mother arrived home. She was identified as Melissa Mary Brooks, 25 years. She was arrested for possession of methamphetamine for sales, and child endangerment.
Officers took the infant into protective custody and Child Protective Services responded to assist.
Citizens with information on drug activity can call the Turlock Police Drug Hotline at 668-5550 X6117. Callers can remain anonymous.
The Turlock Police Department is an active participant in the Crime Stoppers Program. Callers can leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 and may be eligible for a cash reward.
This information is being released by Turlock Police Sergeant Nino Amirfar.