Central Coast politicians’ son arrested for drugs
September 5, 2015
The California Attorney General’s Office is investigating last month’s arrest of the 30-year-old son of Santa Barbara County Supervisor Doreen Farr and Goleta City Councilman Jim Farr. [KCOY]
On Aug. 4, Doreen and Jim Farr requested a welfare check on their son Richard Farr. Santa Barbara County Sheriff deputies located Richard Farr and took him to the hospital for a mental health evaluation.
Deputies then discovered Richard Farr owned a gun so they searched his home.
During the search, deputies discovered hundreds of rounds of ammunition, a handgun and a shotgun, more than 50 pounds of “shake” marijuana and other drug paraphernalia. Deputies arrested Richard Farr and then released him on his own recognizance.
“I have never had a child exhibit signs of serious mental illness before — nor be arrested,” Doreen Farr said in a statement. “This is a great personal tragedy for me and for the rest of my family. I sincerely thank the first responders who demonstrated such skill and professionalism during this incident. Please respect my family’s privacy during this difficult time.”