Drug dealing doctor’s son arrested
January 6, 2012
The stepson of the Santa Barbara physician who was arrested on federal drug trafficking was also arrested Wednesday for drug sales.
While searching the Goleta home of Dr. Julio Diaz, 63, police discovered marijuana and an unregistered revolver in 27-year-old Jose Trinidad’s bedroom, police said.
Officers found three-quarters of a pound of pot stored in mason jars which officers valued at approximately $4,000 and an unspecified quantity of Hash. In addition, detectives also located a Smith and Wesson 38 revolver pistol with 77 rounds of ammunition and over $1000 cash.
“The investigation revealed that Trinidad had purchased the handgun from a friend and did not register it,” Santa Barbara police Sgt. Lorenzo Duarte said in a press release.
Officers arrested Trinidad and booked him into Santa Barbara County Jail for possession for sales of marijuana and for possession of a firearm while in the commission of a felony. His bail is set at $150,000.