Large narcotic bust in Paso Robles

February 9, 2015
John Robert Richardson

John Robert Richardson

Paso Robles police arrested two men on Saturday for possession of heroin and methamphetamine for sale.

At about 7 a.m., police served a search warrant at a residence in the 1800 block of Serra Way. During a search of the residence after execution of the search warrant, approximately 5.2 grams of heroin, 10 grams of methamphetamine, numerous pills, scales, hypodermic needles, and drug paraphernalia were located and seized as evidence.

Police arrested Paso John Robert Richardson, 35, on suspicion of felony possession of a controlled substance and narcotics for sale and a misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia charge. His bail has been set at $25,000.

Police also arrested Christopher Cortelyou, 38, on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance and narcotics for sale, possession of narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia, all misdemeanors. Police issued Cortelyou a notice to appear in court and released him.



  1. marcusaurelius says:

    wonder how much was really discovered/seized? much of it i am sure remains covertly in the hands of a select few officers for personal resale and gain via the Ash Management distribution channel of bars, pubs and restaurants.

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    • joseywales says:

      LOL Marcus. Looks like a lot of LEO and ASH Mgmt folks dont like your post. Bill Hayes and Daryl Cope must feel like that comment is hitting close to home.

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    • Stunned says:

      Yeah, they probably do that a lot when they know it’ll be front page news. NOT!

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    • justbeware says:

      The “select few”, hopefully the exception, not the rule.

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    • AmericaBeautiful says:

      Ridiculous. Paranoid.

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  2. winedude says:

    I know exactly where the busted house is located and I’m fully aware of the traffic in and out of that house. I’m just surprised that it took so long to bust these mopes…

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  3. Slowerfaster says:

    Better call Saul !

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    • achillesheal says:

      Awesome! Has Saul’s new show premiered yet?

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  4. Stunned says:

    Its pretty unusual that they just grab one person for the distribution charge. My guess is more fun to come!

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