Man brings child along while trying to sell narcotics to Murrieta SET detectives

MURRIETA – Detectives from Murrieta Police Department’s Special Enforcement Team arrested a man for sales of narcotics on April 6, according to Murrieta Police Sergeant Mark Reid.

After receiving information about a subject who was believed to be selling illegal drugs and prescription pills, SET detectives arranged to meet with the alleged suspect in order to purchase drugs and prescription pills, at a CVS drug store in the area of the 23700 block of Washington Avenue in the City of Murrieta.

At about 6 pm, a subject who was identified as Noah Michael Rael, 18, allegedly transported the agreed upon narcotics to the area of Washington Avenue, where he was detained by detectives for further investigation.

Detectives conducted a search of Rael and his vehicle and learned had brought a child with him to the attempted narcotics sale. Detectives also discovered Rael was in possession of cocaine, marijuana, LSD and prescription Xanax pills.

Detectives arrested Rael and he was later booked at the Southwest Detention Center on numerous narcotic sales related charges, as well as suspicion of child endangerment.

A jail and Superior Court records search showed Rael was booked for nine felonies. At his first court appearance on April 8, Rael accepted a plea deal, pleading guilty to two felonies related to transportation of a controlled substance for sales. All his other charges were dismissed or not filed by the District Attorney’s office. He was sentenced to 36 months Formal Probation and released from jail the same day.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact the Murrieta Police Department Special Enforcement Team at (951) 461-6329. Callers can refer to incident file number 1604M-1224 and can remain anonymous. Callers can also provide information about narcotic related activity in their neighborhood or report crime anonymously through “We Tip” at 1-800-78-CRIME.

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