Are pot smokers causing problems in Paso Robles?
November 4, 2014
Paso Robles police are targeting individuals who congregate in parks to smoke marijuana.
In recent weeks, the police department received numerous complaints about people smoking marijuana in Centennial Park, located near Paso Robles High School. Last week, detectives conducted a sting in the park and cited five individuals for marijuana-related violations.
Around 3 p.m. on Oct. 29, detectives wearing plain clothes observed several individuals openly smoking marijuana in the park. They cited three adults and one juvenile for possessing marijuana, which is an infraction.
The detectives detained the juvenile and eventually turned him over to his parent. Detectives also identified a female juvenile who was under the influence of marijuana and detained her until a parent arrived.
Paso Robles police say they will continue enforcement efforts in city parks over the coming weeks.