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A 32-year-old man wanted in Napa County was arrested during a vehicle stop in Geyserville early Thursday, according to the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office.

Michael Patrick Dunne, Jr. of Napa was pulled over about 12:50 a.m. near the 5000 block of Highway 128 because his license plate was not visible in the dark, officials said. Dunne allegedly did not provide his driver’s license to the deputy, but gave a false name that was associated with an expired driver’s license. The deputy was about to give Dunne a citation for driving without a license when he noticed something under the driver’s sweatshirt, which turned out to be a methamphetamine pipe. The deputy also found Dunne’s driver’s license, a second pipe and meth in the vehicle, officials said.

Once the deputy discovered the driver’s true identity, he was able to find out that Dunne had a misdemeanor warrant and a felony no-bail warrant out of Napa County.

Dunne was wanted for failure to appear on two felony counts of possession of a controlled substance for sale and two felony special allegations of having prior controlled substance convictions, according to Napa Valley Crime Stoppers. 

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Dunne was taken to the Sonoma County jail where, before booking, the deputy and correctional officers found heroin, meth, marijuana, two hydrocodone pills and matches on him, officials said.

Dunne was booked on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of narcotics, providing false identification to a peace officer and bringing a controlled substance into jail in addition to the outstanding warrants.

He is being held without bail. 


Public Safety Reporter

Maria Sestito is the Napa Valley Register public safety reporter. She covers breaking news as well as crime and courts. Maria came to the Napa Valley Register in 2015 after working at as a reporter and photographer at The Daily News in Jacksonville, NC. S