Four children taken after meth discovered in SLO home
September 8, 2011
San Luis Obispo police arrested three people after a search revealed meth along with evidence of drug sales in a home where four children lived, on Thursday.
Detectives served a search warrant at the Perkins Lane home of Joseph Hernandez, 25, John Hernandez, 53, and Erica Uc, 23. During the search, detectives found about a half ounce of methamphetamine along with other evidence which indicated the sales of meth.
At home during the search warrant were Joseph Hernandez and Uc’s four children ages 3 to 15 years. Because of the evidence of sales of methamphetamine, and “due to the extremely poor and unhealthy living conditions in the home,” the children were turned over to the custody of the San Luis Obispo County Child Protective Services, according to police.
Police arrested Joseph Hernandez for possession for sales of methamphetamine, child endangerment, and an outstanding warrant; John Hernandez for child endangerment, and an outstanding warrant; and Uc for child endangerment.
All three suspects were booked into the San Luis Obispo County Jail with bail set at $100,000.