The Merced County Sheriff's Department is looking for Albert Martinez Zapien, 36, on suspicion of charges that include possession of a controlled substance, committing a crime while being a felon and violation of his probation. Zapien is described as Hispanic, 5-foot-3, 140 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.
He has several tattoos, including the phrase "smile now cry later" on the left side of his chest, two hearts on the right side of his chest, the name "Zapien" on his back and a butterfly on his right arm. The Sheriff's Department says he is a validated gang member.
His bail is set at $100,000.
He was last seen in the Merced area. If you have information on Zapien or his whereabouts, call the Merced County Sheriff's Department at (209) 385-7616.