North County probation sweep nets 19 arrests

July 18, 2013

arrestA probation sweep of Northern San Luis Obispo County netted 19 arrests of probationers Tuesday.

Around 6 p.m. Tuesday, the San Luis Obispo County Probation Department, in partnership with several local law enforcement agencies, contacted a total of 61 probationers in Paso Robles, Atascadero, Templeton and San Miguel. Officers arrested 19 individuals for probation or parole violations or for new criminal charges.

Law enforcement confiscated a firearm, other weapons, a small amount of methamphetamine, heroin, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and possible evidence of narcotics sales and gang involvement.

Child Protective Services responded to one location where two children had been exposed to drugs.

Officers booked all of the arrested probationers in San Luis Obispo County Jail or Juvenile Hall.

Paso Robles police, Atascadero police, county sheriff’s deputies, California Highway Patrol officers, Atascadero State Hospital Police, Homeland Security agents, Paso Robles Code Enforcement officers, county gang task force members and Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit deputies participated in the sweep.


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meth heads and the rest of that trash are a problem, they steal, they do nothing for society,they lie,they ruin other peoples lives, they cause damage in break ins, they steal copper wire and sell it for money fro their habit, if the local law would step up rounding these people up and the State and Feds would blow the panga boats outa the water and wage war on the drug cartels we might get a handle on this crud, but it seems the war on drugs is just a fairy tale.

Now, just do that once a month and we will see the scum flee our county.

The problem here is that, due to prison over-crowding, the jails have a revolving door. Either some of these people will not go to prison or some other prisoners will be released to make room for them.

The list of reasons for arrest is part of the problem. Why are we continuing a full-scale war on drugs? Tossing the book at meth users is OK Although it won’t do much to solve that problem, it at least takes those trouble-makers off the streets. But spending our tax dollars arresting, prosecuting and imprisoning pot-head slackers is almost a total waste of money.

Guess they is still some law and order in our County. Thank you for those who undertook this mission.