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Victorville man arrested for drug sales after alleged kidnapping



VICTORVILLE, Calif. — Deputies from the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station assisted the Redlands Police Department in a joint effort to capture Brandon Emerson after the child’s mother reported he had taken their 8-year-old son from her and “made threats towards both his own safety and the child’s safety,” officials said.

It happened on Saturday, June 23, 2018, when officers from the Redlands Police Department said Emerson, 35, was on his way to his Victorville home along with his 8-year-old son.

Officers from both agencies arrived at the residence in the 9500 block of Mono Road and with the assistance of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Departments Aviation Division, set up a perimeter on the house.

“Emerson came outside and was walking around his yard with his son when he was taken into custody without incident. Emerson was not armed at the time of arrest and the child had not been harmed,” stated a sheriff’s news release.

“During the service of the search warrant deputies located firearms, multiple vials of anabolic steroids, liquid steroids, a large amount of U.S. currency, narcotics paraphernalia, and packaging items consistent with the sale of narcotics. By evidence located within the residence, investigators believe Emerson had been manufacturing and distributing the controlled substance,” stated the release.

Emerson was arrested for possession of a controlled substance for sales. Emerson’s was booked at the High Desert Detention Center and his bail was set at $50,000.00.

The child abduction investigation is being handled by Redlands Police Department. The child was safely returned to his mother.

Anyone with information regarding these incidents is urged to contact Deputy Malcolm Page or Deputy Lauren Abernathy of the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station at (760) 552-6800. Persons wishing to remain anonymous can report information to WeTip by calling 1-800-78-CRIME, or by accessing the website at

(source: SBSD – Victor Valley Sheriff’s Department news release)


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