Articles Tagged With ‘Drugs’




Former Central Coast police officer arrested for stealing medicine

A former officer with the Grover Beach and Atascadero police departments was arrested on burglary, elder abuse and possession of stolen property charges on March 31. Michael Glen South, 57, is accused of using his position as the security director... (Continue reading)

Paso police make trio of drug busts

Paso Robles police have made three drug arrests in the past two weeks. On Saturday, officers stopped a vehicle in Templeton driven by a man with a suspended license. Police searched the car and found 29.15 grams of methamphetamine. They... (Continue reading)

Mexican cop accused of smuggling drugs into California

A Mexican police officer appeared in U.S. federal court Wednesday on charges of trafficking heroin and methamphetamine into California. [LA Times] Last month, border patrol agents stopped a vehicle on Interstate 15 near Temecula that was carrying 11 packages of... (Continue reading)

SLO police officer accused of forcing sex on informant

Former San Luis Obispo police officer Cory Pierce allegedly forced an informant to have sex with him, according to a civil rights lawsuit recently filed in federal court. In February, FBI agents arrested Pierce after an undercover investigation revealed the... (Continue reading)

Vandenberg Air Force base involved in drug probe

An Air Force investigation into illegal drug has expanded to include officers at Vandenberg Air Force Base on the Central Coast of California. [WITN] U.S. Air Force officials are investigating 10 officers – nine lieutenants and one captain – at... (Continue reading)

Abuse of authority claims filed against San Luis Obispo

The San Luis Obispo City Council will discuss two abuse of authority claims lodged by victims of former rogue police officer Cory Pierce at Tuesday night’s council meeting. In February, FBI agents arrested Pierce after an undercover investigation revealed Pierce... (Continue reading)

Pismo Beach man allegedly mailed meth to the jail

San Luis Obispo County deputies arrested a Pismo Beach man for allegedly sending his incarcerated girlfriend a greeting card containing methamphetamine in December. A deputy at the jail discovered meth wrapped in plastic and hidden in the card sent to... (Continue reading)

Panga boat beaches near San Simeon

A panga boat beached north of San Simeon Monday afternoon. The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a panga landing around 5 p.m. Monday. Deputies, State Parks rangers and California Highway Patrol officers responded to the... (Continue reading)

SLO Sheriff’s war on drugs spreads collateral damage

By KAREN VELIE Shortly after 3 a.m. on Dec. 4, a woman awoke to strange sounds outside her San Luis Obispo home and walked quietly towards the front door while her family slept. As she reached the door, San Luis... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles woman faces two DUIs after manslaughter conviction

A Paso Robles woman who served a prison sentence for hitting and killing a tow truck driver while driving high on prescription drugs has had two DUI arrests since her release from lockup. [Tribune] Denise Gafner Mendoza, 55, is currently... (Continue reading)