A 21-year-old former Mountain View resident faces a number of charges after a local investigation connected him to the attempted online sale of narcotics.
Mountain View Police Department officers arrested Dalon Haley, 21, Nov. 3 on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance for intended sale; offer for sale/transportation of a controlled substance for sale; bringing a controlled substance into a jail facility; and five outstanding warrants from neighboring jurisdictions, according to an MVPD press release published Tuesday (Nov. 15). At the time of his arrest, Haley lived in San Francisco.
Detectives with the MVPD’s crime suppression unit began investigating Haley’s case Nov. 2, the release stated. They allege he was peddling oxycodone on the internet at the time. The drug has been traced to fentanyl overdoses in Santa Clara County and the Bay Area overall.
When officers tracked Haley to the 2400 block of Charleston Road, a search of his vehicle revealed cash and several bottles of various pills they have connected to illegal activity, according to the release.
The press release included a statement of congratulations to the officers who worked the case.
“Our detectives worked quickly to identify this suspect and to ensure these pills did not make it onto the streets of Mountain View,” said Lt. Armando Espitia. “I am proud of their efforts and their dedication to keeping our community safe.”