A private school teacher from California’s Bay Area was arrested Friday on suspicion of dealing heroin and methadone, with police having picked her up by executing an outstanding warrant related to possession of pain pills and identity theft.
36-year-old Napa resident Delicia Gomez was arrested in Vallejo, where she teaches at a private elementary school and also works as a tutor, KRON 4 reported. Investigators discovered earlier this month that Gomez was allegedly selling heroin in Napa.
Detectives obtained a search warrant to look through her apartment, and it wasn’t long before they discovered a significant supply of methadone, a powerful pain medication that is typically used to help recovering heroin addicts ease themselves off the addictive and dangerous drug. They als fund a California ID belonging to someone else.
While Gomez was not arrested at the time, “NSIB detectives recovered additional evidence during Gomez’ involvement in drug sales,” authorities revealed in a press release.
“NSIB presented their investigation to the Napa County District Attorney’s Office, who issued a complaint and requested an arrest warrant from the court alleging possession of a controlled substance for sale in violation of H&S 11351, possession of drug paraphernalia in violation of H&S 11364, and identity theft in violation of PC 530.5(c)(1),” the release continued.
Gomez was then booked into the Napa County Department of Correction on a $53,000 bail, but her charges only escalated in severity during the booking procedure when a correctional officer found three baggies of suspected heroin concealed on her person.
In addition to the charges she previously faced, Gomez is now likely looking at charges of possession of a controlled substance for sale and bringing a controlled substance into a correctional facility.