Possession of Counterfeit Currency and a Controlled Substance

By City of Eastvale

On January 18, 2017, Eastvale Police Officers responded to a report of a shoplifting in progress at a retail store at 12315 Limonite Avenue, Eastvale. When officers arrived, they detained a man and woman as they exited the store. Officers discovered the woman, Cherokee Hicks (age 39 of Chino), was in possession of methamphetamine for sale and was under the influence of a controlled substance. The man, Iban Perez (age 36 of Ontario), was under the influence of a controlled substance.

Officers located Hicks’ vehicle in the parking lot and located a third suspect, David Suarez (age 36 of Ontario), inside the vehicle. Suarez was found to be in possession of methamphetamine, and he was under the influence of a controlled substance. Officers also recovered counterfeit currency in the vehicle.

Hicks was booked for possession of a controlled substance for sales, possession of counterfeit currency, and being under the influence of a controlled substance. Perez was booked for being under the influence of a controlled substance. Suarez was booked for possession of a controlled substance and for being under the influence of a controlled substance.

This investigation is on-going, and the Eastvale Police Department requests that anyone with additional information contact Deputy Ce. Martinez at 951-955-2600.