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San Bernardino man arrested, accused of selling drugs, firearms to REV students

20-year-old former student was taken into custody Monday, facing multiple charges

Sheriff's deputies discovered illegal drugs, unregistered firearms, and cash at the man's residence in San Bernardino. (Photo: San Bernardino Sheriff's Office)

REDLANDS, Calif. – A San Bernardino man was arrested Monday on suspicion of selling illegal narcotics and firearms to minors at Redlands East Valley High School, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.

The investigation was initiated following a tip received by the school's deputy resource officer, indicating that Manases Flores, a former REV student, alleged sold marijuana, vape pens, and illegal firearms to students at the high school.

On Monday, Jan. 29, authorities executed a search warrant at the man's residence in San Bernardino, where investigators discovered illegal narcotics, a substantial sum of money, and several unregistered firearms, according to sheriff's deputies.

The Redlands East Valley High School Resource Officer, Deputy D. Rodriguez, along with deputies from the Specialized Enforcement Division, the Sheriff's Narcotics Division, and Central Station were involved in the operation.

The 20-year-old now faces charges related to narcotics sales and various felony firearm offenses.

He was booked at the Central Detention Center and held on $50,000 bail.

Individuals with pertinent information regarding the case are urged to contact Deputy D. Rodriguez or Deputy R. Olivares of the Central Station at (909) 387-3545. Those preferring anonymity can reach out to the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27436) or submit tips online at www.wetip.com.

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