Man held in cocaine trafficking

A 47-year-old South Lake Tahoe man has been charged with four counts of trafficking in a controlled substance, reportedly selling 56 grams of cocaine to Douglas County Sheriff's Office confidential sources.

Gustavo Hernandez-Gonzalez was arrested Nov. 20 following his release from El Dorado County Jail on unrelated drug charges. He was jailed in California in March.

He is in custody in Douglas County Jail and has a hold placed by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

In January and February, detectives of the Douglas County Sheriff's Narcotics Street Enforcement Team investigated Hernandez-Gonzalez for sales of a controlled substance (cocaine).

Hernandez-Gonzalez transported and sold cocaine to confidential sources working with the street enforcement team. A total of 56 grams of cocaine was sold during those transactions, according to the sheriff's office.


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