Are Paso Robles teens wholesaling pot at the park?
January 20, 2015
Paso Robles police caught two juveniles with 74 grams of marijuana near a public park on Friday afternoon.
Officers arrested the two teens around 2 p.m. near Centennial Park. They seized packaging materials and digital scales in addition to the marijuana.
Complaints about teens smoking marijuana at the park prompted the search and seizure. Police say they did find juveniles smoking at the park when they arrived at the scene.
Last November, Paso Robles police announced that they would target individuals who congregate in parks to smoke marijuana. In weeks leading up to the announcement, the police department received numerous complaints about people smoking in Centennial Park.
In late October, officers conducted a sting in the park and cited five suspects for marijuana-related violations.
The juveniles arrested Friday face charges of possession of marijuana for sale. Officers released them to the custody of their parents.
Police are not releasing the identities of the suspects because they are juveniles.