Erasmo Valenzuela-Gutierrez: Tri-City fugitive accused of dealing meth out of home where kids were present

WANTED BY U.S. MARSHALS IN TRI-CITIES -- The U.S. Marshals in the Tri-Cities are asking for help finding Erasmo Valenzuela-Gutierrez. The 62-year-old is facing 10 years in federal prison if he is convicted for dealing meth out of his home where kids were present. He took off before his trial was scheduled to start. Valenzuela-Gutierrez was charged in 2014 after Kennewick Police officers conducted a search of his residence. The U.S. Marshals believe Valenzuela-Gutierrez has fled to California and are asking for tips to help locate exactly where he is now. He may be driving an older model, white Dodge Caravan with Washington plates (AGA-5150) or an older model, green Pontiac Firebird with Washington plates (AJH-1481). If you know where deputies can find him, call Dep. Sanchez at 509-946-9423 or call an anonymous tip into: CRIME STOPPERS: 1-800-222-TIPS You must call the Crime Stoppers hotline with your tip to be eligible to receive a cash reward for information leading to a fugitive’s arrest. CLICK HERE for information on how to TEXT A TIP to Crime Stoppers.