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Predator brought condoms, gun, spiked lemonade, detectives brought handcuffs: Sheriff’s Office

Auburn arrest in sex predator sting operation
By: Gus Thomson, Reporter/Columnist
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Authorities are alleging that a 31-year-old Sacramento man brought hard lemonade, condoms, a replica handgun and meth to what he thought was a meet-up with a 15-year-old girl in Auburn.

But there was no teen waiting for him to arrive.

Instead, Placer County Sheriff’s detectives were waiting to arrest him Tuesday at the supposed Auburn rendezvous.

Behind bars in Placer County Jail, Adnan Neal Raj is facing multiple charges stemming from a Sheriff’s Office’s online sex predator sting.

The Sheriff’s Office said that Raj drove to Auburn to meet with who he believed was a 15-year-old girl at an agreed-upon Auburn location. Instead, Raj was met with detectives and deputies and was taken into custody.

In Raj’s vehicle, detectives found a six-pack of Mike’s Hard Lemonade, a three-pack of Trojan Bareskin condoms, a plastic bag with methamphetamine, a meth pipe, a replica handgun, plus checkbooks and stolen credit cards not belonging to him, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Raj was charged with contacting, arranging, and showing up to meet a minor for the purpose of sexual gratification. He was also booked on suspicion of identity theft, possession of meth and possession of a meth pipe.

Jail records show Raj was booked at the Placer County Jail in Auburn on Tuesday. His bail was is set at $300,000.