Articles Tagged With ‘Drugs’




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Former Cal Poly football player sentenced to five years in prison

Cameron Akins

A former Cal Poly football player was sentenced to five years and two months in prison for trying to rob a San Luis Obispo fraternity house at gunpoint. The former wide receiver faced a minimum sentence of 4.5 years and... (Continue reading)

Nipomo woman receives 15 years to life for killing bicyclist

Michelle Yvonne Hart

During a teary sentencing hearing, a San Luis Obispo judge ordered a Nipomo woman to serve 15 years to life in state prison for killing a bicyclist while driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. The woman also fled... (Continue reading)

Bakersfield police officer facing life in prison for drug trafficking

Damacio Diaz and Patrick Mara

A former detective with the Bakersfield Police Department pleaded guilty today to trafficking methamphetamine, acting United States Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced. Patrick Mara, 36, faces a maximum statutory penalty of life in prison and a $10 million fine. While Mara... (Continue reading)

Gang member found dealing drugs in Pismo Beach hotel

Gabriel Ray Fuentes

Authorities arrested a Santa Maria gang member for dealing drugs out of a Pismo Beach hotel. A search of the man’s room reportedly produced more than 5 ounces of methamphetamine and more than 25 grams of heroin. The San Luis... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay man convicted of selling heroin

Steven York

A Morro Bay man is facing up to 10 years in jail for selling heroin. On Tuesday, a San Luis Obispo County jury found Steven Joel York, 53, guilty of felony possession of heroin for sale. On July 6, after... (Continue reading)

Man arrested for selling drugs out of Paso Robles hotel

Paul Vernon Alley

Police arrested a 48-year-old Grover Beach man for selling drugs out of a Paso Robles hotel on Wednesday. During a search of the Wine Country Inn, Paso Robles detectives found 16 grams of black tar heroin and six grams of... (Continue reading)

Violent offender leads deputies on chase in North County

Jason Robert McMaster

A San Luis Obispo man with a violent criminal history led San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies on a high-speed chase in North County on Thursday. After a 17-minute pursuit, deputies arrested Jason Robert McMaster, as well as his female... (Continue reading)

Drunk driver traps pedestrian under car

Rene Castro

A Santa Maria woman  was arrested Saturday after she drove over a pedestrian trapping the woman underneath her car. Rene Castro was charged with felony DUI and both possession of methamphetamine and illegal drug paraphernalia. Shortly after 4:30 p.m., firefighters... (Continue reading)

California lawmaker calls for supervised heroin use

Heroin

A California assemblywoman has introduced a bill that would allow drug addicts to legally use heroin, crack and other illegal substances. The bill calls for the creation of treatment facilities where patients would receive drug injections to treat their addictions.... (Continue reading)

Shots fired during Paso Robles drug deal gone wrong

Shots were fired during a botched drug deal in Paso Robles Sunday night, according to the city’s police department. All of the suspects in the incident fled and remain on the loose. At approximately 10:10 p.m., officers responded to a... (Continue reading)



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