Articles Tagged With ‘Contraband’




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U.S. Marshals seize drugs from Grover Beach business

U.S. Marshals today seized more than 100 cases of products labeled as containing the dangerous and unapproved ingredient Kratom from Kratom Therapy in Grover Beach. The seized products are worth approximately $150,000. The products were distributed by Nature Therapeutics LLC,... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria police seize nearly 100 pounds of fireworks

The Santa Maria Police Department fireworks task force has seized nearly 100 pounds of fireworks, as of Saturday. Over the weekend, task force officers also pressed charges against one person and wrote multiple citations, which carry $1,000 fines. Santa Maria... (Continue reading)

California Men’s Colony on lockdown

State officials placed the California Men’s Colony on lockdown Wednesday afternoon after receiving an anonymous tip that dangerous contraband had been trafficked into the prison by an inmate participating on  a fire crew. Officials are not disclosing what type of... (Continue reading)

Suspected smugglers beach panga boat near San Simeon

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies discovered a panga boat early Tuesday morning beached north of Piedras Blancas lighthouse outside of San Simeon. Around 4:15 a.m. deputies noticed an open gate to a field off Highway 1 and north of... (Continue reading)

Recycling fraud running rampant in California

California instated the five cent recycling redemption law 25 years ago, and now fraudulent recycling is costing the state as much as $200 million a year. Last year, consumers purchased 8.5 billion recyclable cans in California while 8.3 billion cans... (Continue reading)

20 drug smugglers arrested

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputies have increased the number of alleged drug smugglers they have in custody from Thursday’s investigation to 20. Following up on in a tip of a panga boat off the coast of San Simeon, a... (Continue reading)

14 alleged drug smugglers arrested

A report of a panga boat off the coast of San Simeon led San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputies to take 14 alleged smugglers into custody early Thursday morning. Following the tip, a California Highway Patrol officer flying over the... (Continue reading)

CMC inmate uses cell phone to set up robbery

An inmate at the California Men’s Colony (CMC) in San Luis Obispo County is facing additional prison time after he allegedly used a contraband cell phone to rob a man of a Rolex watch. Jermaine Shermal Nelson, who is currently... (Continue reading)

Boat loaded with marijuana found near San Simeon

California Park Rangers discovered a 35-foot boat loaded with 2,000 pounds of marijuana on the coast two miles north of Piedras Blancas on Thursday, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff officials said. Sheriff narcotics investigators arrived to find the abandoned panga... (Continue reading)

CMC guard guilty of smuggling

A employee at the California Men’s Colony in San Luis Obispo County was sentenced Tuesday to 90 days in jail for smuggling tobacco to prisoners. [Tribune] Kevin George Malone, 48, was found guilty of three bribery counts in accepting $20,000... (Continue reading)



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