Paso Robles police arrest suspected drug dealer

March 31, 2021

Mario Enrique Saucedo Rodriguez

By JOSH FRIEDMAN

Paso Robles police arrested a 23-year-old suspected drug dealer last week after finding a combined total of about $30,000 worth of methamphetamine and heroin in his apartment.

On March 25, members of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office, SLO County Probation Department and Homeland Security served a search warrant at a residence in the 1200 block of Corral Creek Avenue. A sheriff’s K-9 searched the apartment and discovered a bag of methamphetamine and baggies of heroin on the floor of the bedroom closet, according to investigators.

The K-9 also alerted investigators to a backpack near the bed and a dresser next to the bed. Detectives discovered evidence of sales of narcotics, including two digital scales, packaging and a ledger book.

Investigators seized about one pound of methamphetamine with a street value of approximately $20,000 and 122 grams of heroin with a street value of $10,000. They also seized four grams of fentanyl, worth about $500.

Additionally, detectives seized more than $11,000 in cash and a Glock 19 “ghost gun” that did not have a serial number.

Detectives arrested Mario Enrique Saucedo Rodriguez of Paso Robles on charges of possession of a controlled substance for sale and possession of a narcotic controlled substance for sale.


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Gramelin

Love it!! Anything taken off the street is a blessing! I hope is costs the “Cooks” and cartels so much, that just stop taking the risk. I know , Big Dream. But what a wonderful Dream!


Slosum

Thank goodness he’s wearing a mask.


commonsenseguy

Another fine job by law enforcement. Go get all of them. The drug issue is the biggest problem in this nation. The amount of death and destruction of lives and families is tremendous. We must treat it as an attack on our people and nation.