Gerald Gonzales Allegedly Brought a Sidekick to His Heroin Deals -- a 3-Year-Old Kid

Police say 32-year-old Mesa resident Gerald Gonzales was selling heroin to an undercover cop.

Gonzales wasn't alone, though, as police say Gonzales had a sidekick with him on a couple occasions -- a 3-year-old kid.

According to court documents obtained by New Times, the officer first picked up a half-gram of heroin from Gonzales in late January, and a lab test confirmed the substance to be heroin.

About a week later, in early February, court documents say the undercover officer picked up another half-gram of heroin from Gonzales -- nothing exceptional noted.

The third time, the officer met Gonzales in a public parking lot for another half-gram sale, and the documents state Gonzales brought a woman and a small kid with him for the deal.

One more time, police arranged a buy from Gonzales -- this time at his Mesa home.

While Gonzales was in a room bagging up a gram of heroin for the cops, Gonzales had the 3-year-old kid with him, right there in the room, according to the court documents.

Police arrested Gonzales at his place on Tuesday after allegedly selling heroin to police on four occasions, and according to the docs, Gonzales said he became a heroin salesman to support his own heroin habit.

For that, Gonzales was booked into jail on four counts of narcotic drug sales, and two counts of misdemeanor child endangerment for allegedly towing a 3-year-old along to heroin sales.

Court documents say Gonzales has a few priors -- like burglary, possession of drug paraphernalia, transportation theft, narcotic drug possession, and driving on a suspended license.

Gonzales has also skipped out on court before -- thrice, according to the documents.

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Matthew Hendley
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