Man arrested in Merced for sales of narcotics, firearm possession

On Friday July 14, 2017, the Merced Police Department’s Gang Violence Suppression Unit (GVSU) officers developed information that Michael Hawkins had firearms and narcotics at his residence in the 2200 block of “F” Street in Merced. GVSU officers responded to his residence where they contacted Michael Hawkins in the front yard. GVSU officers searched his home with his consent and located a rifle, ammunition, packaged rock cocaine, digital scales, packaging material and cash inside the home. Michael Hawkins was arrested and booked at the Merced County Jail for firearm possession and sales of narcotics.

Merced Police are asking anyone with any information regarding this crime to contact Gang Violence Suppression Unit Sgt. Rodriguez at (209) 385-4710, or the Merced Police Department Tipster Line at (209) 385-4725. The public can send information via anonymous text messages to police department by dialing “TIP411” (847411) and including the word “Comvip” as the “keyword” in the text message.