Grover Beach police catch wanted man with meth

February 15, 2023


Grover Beach police on Tuesday arrested a wanted man with a stash of methamphetamine.

An officer on patrol near 12th Street and Longbranch Avenue recognized a man he knew had eight outstanding warrants, according to the Grover Beach Police Department. The officer contacted the suspect, 30-year-old Hector Franco, and arrested him for the outstanding warrants. 

Police searched Franco’s vehicle and found 3.6 ounces of methamphetamine. Officers also located evidence of drug sales.

Officers booked Franco in San Luis Obispo County Jail. Franco currently remains in custody with his bail set at $42,366, according to the county sheriff’s office website.

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If driving around with what looks like about $70 in your pocket is “evidence of drug sales” nearly everyone is in big trouble. Using such a small amount of $ as justification for adding a charge of selling drugs is bit of an overreach unless he was selling the drugs real, real cheap.

When I read the headline I pictured the Police hiding in the bushes with a fishing pole using Meth for bait…

How do they come up with precisely $42,366, for bail?

Looks more like the tips for a waitress at Denny’s.