Meth, heroin and bad checks land Arroyo Grande man in jail

May 30, 2019

A man who allegedly tried passing fictitious checks at two Arroyo Grande banks and who was reportedly found in possession of drugs was arrested Wednesday. He is being held in the San Luis Obispo County Jail with his bail set at more than $1 million. [Cal Coast Times]

At about 10:30 a.m., a man tried to pass a fraudulent or fictitious check at a Bank of America, according to the Arroyo Grande Police Department. Officers arrived at the bank and detained the suspect, 41-year-old Mitchell Alexander Lemay, of rural Arroyo Grande.

Police found Lemay in possession of methamphetamine, heroin and drug paraphernalia. Investigators also suspect Lemay tried to pass a counterfeit check on May 23 at Pacific Western Bank.

Officers arrested Lemay on two counts of passing counterfeit or fictitious checks, as well as charges of committing a felony while out on bail, possession of methamphetamine, possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Officers booked Lemay into the San Luis Obispo County Jail on charges of burglary, theft of personal property and possession of a controlled substance. Lemay’s bail is set at $1.33 million.

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They always have money for tattoos…DRUGS suck

His biggest mistake was not having a job with the City of San Luis Obispo.

Billie must be so proud.

Bail at 1.3 million? Violent felons/rapists get lower bail than that.

Something isn’t right here, whether it be a typo or a whole lot more to the story….

They must be afraid he will write them a check for the bail.

More than likely his bail is so high because he was out on bail when he committed this new chit…. Also, the article doesn’t elude to just how much meth’ and heroin he was in possession of, if it was a lot, combined with being out on bail, makes his bail amount understandable.

Good! What a jackass… he’s a grown man. Bail

Set appropriately. As told growing up, “there are consequences for your actions”