Articles Tagged With ‘Drugs’




Meth lab discovered in SLO

Local narcotics task force officers raided a methamphetamine lab Saturday afternoon in San Luis Obispo. Members of the task force, which is run by the sheriff’s office, found a small amount of methamphetamine, as well as materials used to produce... (Continue reading)

4 Paso Robles men arrested for drug trafficking

Four Paso Robles men accused of drug trafficking throughout three counties were arrested Tuesday following a multi-agency investigation. FBI agents, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s detectives and California Highway Patrol officers arrested four men for conspiracy to distribute narcotics throughout... (Continue reading)

Prescription drug use epidemic linked to violent crime

Police said a recent string of assaults in Grover Beach may be linked to an increase in prescription drug use. [KSBY] In all three cases, victims were beaten by their alleged assailants. In one case, the suspect demanded a man... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach man accused of attempted murder

A Grover Beach man who attempted to murder an acquaintance who refused to give him prescriptions drugs was charged with attempted murder on Friday. Following the alleged robbery and attempted murder, Thomas Allen Kirker, 32, fled the victim’s home. Police... (Continue reading)

Los Osos doctor develops diet drug

A diet drug created by a Los Osos doctor was approved Tuesday by the The Food and Drug Administration. Doctor Thomas Najarian developed the diet pill Qsymia, which was originally dubbed Qnexa. This makes the first time in 13 years... (Continue reading)

Probation sweep nets 23 people and one artillery shell

A probation sweep on Tuesday in north San Luis Obispo County resulted in the arrests of 23 people for probation or parole charges or new criminal charges. Officers discovered weapons, illegal drugs, drug paraphernalia, stolen property and a 155 mm... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande man stabs elderly man

An Arroyo Grande man is in jail after smoking an unknown substance, becoming delusional, and stabbing an elderly man several times Monday morning. Emergency personnel transported both Thomas Sandercock Jr., 35, and the elderly victim to a local hospital. The... (Continue reading)

Murdered Los Osos mother’s unanswered plea for help

By KAREN VELIE Shortly before her son allegedly strangled and killed her, a Los Osos mother sent an email to San Luis Obispo County supervisors detailing  problems her son had with drug use and asking the supervisors to support Sunny... (Continue reading)

Paavo Ogren named in drunk driving lawsuit

San Luis Obispo County Public Works Director Paavo Ogren is being sued for allegedly allowing his son to drive a vehicle he owned, knowing the teenager had a problem with drugs and alcohol abuse. On June 16, Kirk Ogren drove his... (Continue reading)

Son of Kelly Gearhart dead at 21

Jake Gearhart, the son of embattled former North County developer Kelly Gearhart, recently died of a drug overdose at a rehab center in the Los Angeles area. Amid allegations that Kelly Gearhart helped defraud investors out of more than $100... (Continue reading)