Santa Rosa Traffic Stop Leads to Guns and Drugs Arrest

Possesions of Eric Morales-Bustamante (photo courtesy of Santa Rosa Police)

A convicted felon has been arrested for unlawful possession of a firearm and narcotics for sale in Santa Rosa. Last Wednesday night, Santa Rosa police pulled over a Chevy Impala, along northbound Highway 101 near College Avenue. Based on a conversation with the driver and evidence of possible drugs inside the vehicle, officers had the 24-year-old male driver exit the vehicle and detained him. A vehicle search turned up a loaded semi-automatic handgun that was unregistered, and approximately 25 grams of cocaine, along with plastic baggies, a digital scale, and evidence of narcotic sales. Eric Morales-Bustamante of Rohnert Park had a prior felony conviction in Sonoma County and is prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition. He was arrested and booked into jail.