A veteran counselor with San Francisco’s Juvenile Probation Department appeared in a Southern California courtroom Wednesday for his arraignment on felony drug and gun charges.
The arraignment was continued to Aug. 19.
Robert Dandrea Minor has been on paid-administrative leave since allegedly leaving behind a loaded gun and cocaine inside a hotel room near Disneyland.
An Orange County Superior Court judge has yet to decide whether there is enough evidence to continue with a trial, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office said. Minor was not arrested and was allowed to leave the courtroom.
Minor is facing two felony charges in connection with allegations that he left a loaded Glock 20 handgun and about a half-gram of cocaine in an Anaheim hotel room June 5 after checking out. Minor and his family had been vacationing at Disneyland, the District Attorney’s Office said.
If convicted, Minor could face a maximum sentence of four years in state prison.
Minor lives in Hercules and works outside The City at the Juvenile Probation Department’s Log Cabin Ranch detention facility, where he counsels serious, chronic and violent offenders, Chief Probation Officer Allen Nance said.
The Anaheim Police Department investigated the case after Hilton Hotel security reportedly found the gun and cocaine in a fanny pack in the room.
The 18-year veteran has a reputation as a well-respected member of the department, Nance said.
Minor is still on administrative leave with pay from his overnight shift at Log Cabin Ranch in La Honda, Nance said. There are 12 other counselors at the facility.CocaineCrimeDisneylandJuvenile Probation CounselorLoaded GunOrange County District AttorneyRobert MinorSan Francisco Juvenile Probation Department