Half pound of fentanyl found in hotel room of Sacramento County robbery suspect

Morning Headlines – 1/20/23

Morning Headlines – 1/20/23


SACRAMENTO – A robbery suspect recently arrested by deputies in Sacramento County allegedly had over half a pound of fentanyl in his hotel room, authorities say.

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office says the robbery happened back on Jan. 9. A suspect went into a gas station along Walerga Road late that night and threatened an employee with a gun and a hunting knife before taking off with money and merchandise.

Notably, the suspect left in a black sedan with a red sticker where the license plate should be.

A few mornings later, on Jan. 13, deputies noticed a car with that exact same description and pulled it over. Deputies recognized the suspect from previous contacts as 57-year-old Adrian Rayford—a man on active probation.

NEWS RELEASE: ROBBERY SUSPECT ARRESTED On January 9, 2023, at approximately 11:45 PM, a gas station on Walerga Road…

Posted by Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office on Friday, January 20, 2023

Rayford’s car was searched and an unregistered handgun, drugs, and cash were found. A follow-up investigation was done and Rayford was linked to a hotel room. It was in that room that deputies found over half a pound of fentanyl.

Deputies have booked Rayford into jail and he’s facing numerous felony charges.

CBS13 Staff


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