Contact: Alfonso Zavala
Phone: (928) 783-4427


2:00 PM, August 22, 2014

Narcotics Search Warrant


Location of Incident: 226 S. State Avenue - Somerton, AZ 85350

Two Somerton residents were arrested, and various illicit drugs seized Friday August 22, 2014 by the Yuma County Narcotics Task Force.

YCNTF began investigating the occupants of a residence at 226 S State Avenue, Somerton, AZ after receiving reports of possible illegal drug activities occurring at the house.

The investigation led to a search warrant which was served by YCNTF Agents at about 8:40 a.m. with assistance from the U.S. Border Patrol Canine and Intel Unit.

During the search, the deputies and agents found 1g of heroin, 1g of methamphetamine, and various paraphernalia.

Josephine Natal, 58, was arrested and booked into the Yuma County Adult Detention Center where she faces potential charges including possession of a dangerous drug and possession of a narcotic drug.

Josephine Natal

Ruben Hernandez
, 37, was arrested and booked into jail for possession of a Dangerous Drug.

image Ruben Hernandez

Two high school aged juveniles were contacted at the residence and released to their relatives.

The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the public to call (928) 783-4427 to report any suspected drug activity or visit our website at to submit an anonymous tip.

Information Released By: Sgt. Andres Angulo