Police break up Paso Robles drug ring

August 19, 2014

drug bustThe Atascadero and Paso Robles police departments combined efforts over the weekend to seize more than 100 grams of heroin and arrests five suspects accused of participating in drug sales.

The two departments collaborated on a drug investigation that spanned the last two months and concluded Saturday night. Saturday’s arrests included the alleged leader of the ring, 26-year-old Paso Robles resident Gabriel Pazrea.

Around 5 p.m., police asked the CHP to stop a vehicle Pazrea was driving on Highway 46 in the Cholame area. A CHP officer  and investigators found Pazrea and his two passengers to be in possession of heroin and methamphetamine.

Atascadero police arrested all three of the suspects in the car on drug related charges. Officers charged Pazrea with possession of a dangerous drug for sale, criminal conspiracy and committing a felony while out on bail.

Meanwhile, Paso Robles police searched Pazrea’s home and adjacent out buildings. They seized 115 grams of heroin, 20 grams of cocaine and 1 gram of methamphetamine. The heroin had a street value of $15,000 and the cocaine was worth about $1,560.

Investigators also seized $4,450 in cash that came from drug sales.

Paso Robles police additionally arrested two visitors they located at Pazrea’s home. The two suspects received charges of possession of heroin for sale.


3 Comments

  1. mkaney says:

    Are you really a “lawman?” That’s extremely disturbing because you reached a whole lot of conclusions there with pretty much no factual evidence, unless you have additional information not printed here.

    – I did not notice how the 3 are already bailed out. I noticed that one, Pazrea, was out on bail at the time of this arrest.
    – “Mexican drug lords” have ZERO, and I mean ZERO, interest in three guys with $5000 worth of smack, $800 worth of coke, and $50 of meth. Most likely, by the time that heroin gets to the lab, they’ll discover it’s 10 grams and the rest is some cutting agent.
    – Prohibition doesn’t work in general. Not allowing someone bail on a DRUG charge, which is a nonviolent crime with NO DIRECT VICTIM, is just a bit on the control freak side of thigns.
    – Suggesting we should inject them with their own dope shows who is actually thinking like a dangerous sociopath.

    This is three losers who are wasting their own lives and facilitating others in wasting theirs. Why do you even care? Please don’t say think of the children. I am so tired of this myth-based thought process. You don’t even know what the nationality of the others arrested are. If you are a law man, please quit your job.

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  2. LAWMAN1 says:

    Good job!
    These are the little guys, but notice how the 3 are already bailed out, Mexican drug lords are prepping them for there court trial or may not even make it to court…got them out of jail before they talked too much…should make a NO BAIL on drug dealers and then we will hear them start singing like birds.
    We should inject them with there own dope.

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