Motorcyclist busted for meth in Grover Beach
December 2, 2015
The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Gang Task Force arrested a an alleged violent gang member Monday after he was spotted riding his motorcycle in Grover Beach.
Gang task force officers had reason to believe 42-year-old Jason Robert McMaster was distributing narcotics, according to a sheriff’s office press release. Officers stopped McMaster around 4:50 p.m. at Highway 1 and Grand Avenue and discovered McMaster had one ounce of methamphetamine and body armor in his possession. They arrested him without incident.
Officers conducted the stop based on McMaster’s violent criminal history, which includes fighting law enforcement and making criminal threats. The traffic stop was a high-risk maneuver, according to the sheriff’s office.
In 2011, two months after McMaster was paroled from prison, he assaulted and threatened to kill police officers who responded to a call that a man was acting strangely and yelling profanities at Santa Rosa Park in San Luis Obispo. The 6-foot-2-inch, 245-pound man violently resisted arrest and officers.
McMaster is a known associate or member of a local criminal street gang, according to the sheriff’s office. The traffic stop blocked a small portion of Highway 1 for about 10 minutes.
Officers booked McMaster in San Luis Obispo County Jail on charges of possession of a controlled substance for sale and felon in possession of body armor. McMaster is no longer in custody, according to the jail website.