Nipomo felon allegedly strikes again and again
September 24, 2015
A 26-year-old Nipomo man who was arrested last month for allegedly committing multiple felonies while on bail, was arrested Thursday accused of many of the same criminal acts.
On Aug. 18, a San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputy noticed Allen Michael Thompson, a man on probation and out of jail on bail, driving on Highway 101 with a suspended driver’s license. The deputy pulled Thompson over in Arroyo Grande and searched his truck.
With the help of a K9, deputies found a stolen pistol, heroin, methamphetamine and counterfeit cash in the truck. The drugs were packaged for sale.
Deputies arrested Thompson on multiple charges including possession of a controlled substance for sale, committing a felony while on bail, carrying a concealed firearm in a vehicle and being armed with a firearm in the commission of a crime. Thompson quickly bailed out of jail and then failed to show up to court.
On Tuesday, a Grover Beach Police officer responded to reports of a possible drug transaction on the 1000 block of Carmelde Lane and then followed Thompson and his passenger Jordan King to Arroyo Grande where he initiated a traffic stop. Officers then searched Thompson’s vehicle and the home in Grover Beach where the alleged drug deal went down.
Law enforcement officers found pounds of marijuana, narcotics and a gun during their searches.
Officers booked Thompson into the San Luis Obispo County Jail on 15 charges including possession of narcotics and controlled substances for sale, transportation of narcotics, transportation of marijuana for sale, felon in possession of a firearm, felony probation violations, driving on a suspended driver’s license and for having six outstanding warrants for his arrest. Thompson’s bail is set at $355,000.
King was arrested for possession of narcotics and controlled substances for sale, transportation of narcotics and controlled substances, and for a probation violation. He was booked into the county jail in lieu of $45,000 bail.