Seven arrested in Paso Robles heroin bust

July 30, 2013
Kateen Setting

Kateen Setting

A month long Paso Robles police investigation ended on Saturday with the arrest of seven people and the seizure of $2,770 in cash and $1,000 worth of black tar heroin.

While serving a warrant at a residence on the 100 block of Pioneer Trail Drive, police discovered 15 grams of heroin, drug paraphernalia, cash and a 1-year-old child. The child was turned over to child protective services.

Police arrested Aaron Charlton, 29, on suspicion of possession of heroin for sale; David Whittaker, 20, on suspicion of possession of heroin, child endangerment and several warrants; Chad McCullough, 28, on suspicion of possession of heroin for sale and several warrants; Kateen Setting, 18, on suspicion of child endangerment; Justine Grogan, 28, for being under the influence and possession of drug paraphernalia; and Christopher Bellamy, 31, possession of drug paraphernalia.



What’s up with all the loser criminals from north county? Robberies, rapes, murders, drug dealing. Every week it’s another low life crime report up there.

You people bring down the whole county.


As a south county resident, I can assure you that we have our fair share down here too. Maybe the LEOs in north county are just doing a better job or maybe it has to do with better reporting up there.


They would have recovered more heroin but ex narco Cory Pierce just got done ripping off the kids for his own habit.


I find this pretty surprising. This is the kind of activity I expect to read about in my neighborhood, California Valley, simply because of its location (not near the police!). But then, most of my neighbors cannot afford heroin. Unless they start pilfering from the solar plants (I refuse to call them farms, even though I wholeheartedly support them). I sincerely hope the solar companies employ a decent security force out here to deter such activities. That is exactly what happened 20 years ago, when everyone turned a blind eye to the Arco Site out here.

Nonetheless, I hope the nice folks in the surrounding neighborhood take note. These individuals will be back home soon. And since they have to afford court fees & lawyers now, they need money. And they will be looking at your house for it. They take advantage of nice hard-working people, who go to work every day, at the same time, in the same car. Pretty predictable, huh?


Welcome to the rest of your life. Idiots.

Good job Paso PD.