PD Press Release: Narcotic Sales and Transportation

On 07/03/18 at approximately 11:00 AM, Officers initiated a traffic stop in the 1700 block of N. Englehart Ave for a traffic violation. The vehicle was occupied by a Hispanic male adult identified as Jose Elias Magana Lopez. Upon further investigation officers located a large quantity of narcotics in Lopez’s vehicle. Further investigation revealed Lopez had transported the narcotics from Sacramento into the city of Dinuba. The estimated street value of the narcotics is approximately $45,000. Jose Elias Magana Lopez was taken into custody and transported to the Tulare County Jail on several felony charges including narcotic sales and transportation. The Dinuba Police Department is currently investigating this case. If anyone has information regarding this incident please call the Dinuba Police Department at (559) 591-5911 or to remain anonymous call 591-TIP1

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Police Chief

Devon Popovich
Chief of Police


Contact Information

Police Department
680 S. Alta Ave
Dinuba, CA 93618

Main Office: (559) 591-5911
Fax: (559)-591-5920

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.



Luz Torres
Administrative Assistant
(559) 591-5911

Abel Iriarte
Support Services Lieutenant
(559) 591-5911

Russell Son
Operations Lieutenant
(559) 591-5911