Coalinga Police Department and the DEA Tactical Diversion Squad served a search warrant in the 600 block of W. Lucille Avenue.
Coalinga Police Officers and DEA Agents served the search warrant and made entry into the residence at which time they began to search. During the search, officers located 22-year-old Coalinga resident, Chelsea Peralta and 35-year-old Coalinga resident, Jermaine Harris who live at this location outside sitting in a vehicle, both were detained and later arrested.
Officers and DEA Agents located hundreds of medical files from patients were taken from a local doctor’s office in Coalinga. In addition to the patient records, a large amount of hydrocodone pills was located and seized along with unauthorized prescription slips and packaging material and indicia supporting sales of the hydrocodone pills.
Peralta and Harris were arrested and booked on narcotic charges which will be forwarded to the Fresno County district attorney’s office due to the current Covid-19 pandemic and Fresno County Jail guidelines that have been set during this time.
As officers were process and booking evidence at the police department, 54-year-old Coalinga resident Hayley Peralta, also lives at the residence came to the police department to ask for all the confiscated property to be returned. At that time officers arrested H. Peralta, who works for the doctor’s office where the patient files originated from on charges of possession of the hydrocodone pills for sales. Due to COVID-19 regulations, Hayley was booked at Coalinga PD then released a short time later with a citation to appear in court.
All suspects are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law.