Union Democrat staff

Deputies were called to the 76 Station on Highway 108 in Jamestown shortly after 4 a.m. Wednesday after receiving a report of a man passed out in a running car at a pump.

The man was sweating heavily and drug paraphernalia was inside the Toyota Avalon, according to a Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office news release.

Deputies found nearly 10 grams of heroin, methamphetamine, scales, numerous plastic baggies and evidence of drug sales after searching Klein and the car.

About 20 minutes later, Christian Robert Klein, 27, who was described as a transient from Sonora, was booked on suspicion of possession of narcotic controlled substance for sale, transporting/selling narcotic controlled substance and probation violation after an arrest on Highway 108.

A Union Democrat article from 2017 showed that Robert Klein, 25, of the 100 block of Apple Blosson Drive in Altaville, was booked on suspicion of willful infliction of corporal injury and misdemeanor charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance paraphernalia after an arrest on South Stewart Street.

He was found passed out in a car at a Soulsbyville minimart. A 1995 green Honda Accord had the hood up, engine running and driver’s side door open.

He was slumped over in the front driver’s seat sleeping with tinfoil with black burn marks on his lap. A search was conducted of the vehicle after the man was confirmed to be on searchable probation for drug paraphernalia.

The deputy found .97 grams of heroin in the man’s wallet, and 1.19 grams of methamphetamine and .94 grams of cocaine in a black case inside the vehicle.

Klein was booked on suspicion of possession of a narcotic controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance paraphernalia and probation violation.



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