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Published on March 29, 2024
Oakland Man Detained in Brentwood With Drugs, Firearms, and Outstanding WarrantSource: City of Brentwood Police Department

In the quiet town of Brentwood, a routine police stop led to an unexpected discovery when a man was found with a trove of drugs and an active arrest warrant, Brentwood Police Department reported. Approximately one month ago, during a traffic enforcement stop, 48-year-old Oakland resident, James Coleman Jr. was detained by Brentwood PD; an officer discovered that not only did Coleman possess a large amount of narcotics for the intent to sell, including a significant quantity of suspected fentanyl, but he was also wanted on an arrest warrant from the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office.

Following the stop, Coleman, who has a history of felony convictions that barred him from possessing firearms, was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility, where he has remained in custody ever since. Information surfaced leading police to believe that Coleman was stashing away more illegal contraband, which prompted the SWAT team of Brentwood PD to obtain and carry out a search warrant at an address on Applewood Common just this past Tuesday, a move that unearthed four firearms and yet more suspected fentanyl.

The inhabitants of the searched property were briefly detained during the bust, according to the department's Facebook page. However, there were no additional arrests and officials have assured residents that there is no current threat to public safety in the wake of the operation. As the investigation rolls on, the conclusion of which will be pushed forward to the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office for further examination, the Brentwood Police stand firm on their commitment to community safety and urge anyone who spots suspicious activity to dial their non-emergency line at 925-809-7911 for further inquiry by law enforcement.