Articles Tagged With ‘Drugs’




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North County men arrested for drugs and guns

Atascadero police arrested three North County men who were traveling in a car with several guns, about $10,000 worth of narcotics, cash and ammunition. On Monday, an Atascadero police officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on northbound Highway... (Continue reading)

SLO County’s great cake caper

By KAREN VELIE It turned out to be sort of a half-baked plan. On June 7, Susan Cameron, a nursing supervisor in charge of medical staff at the San Luis Obispo County Jail, brought a cake in for her co-workers... (Continue reading)

Man dies minutes after being booked in Santa Barbara County Jail

A 56-year-old Santa Barbara man died about 40 minutes after arriving at the county jail. Police had just arrested the man for being under the influence of drugs. At approximately 12:30 a.m., Santa Barbara police officers responding to a domestic... (Continue reading)

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)

Cayucos man sentenced to 182 years for sex crimes

San Luis Obispo County Superior Court Judge Jacquelyn Duffy sentenced former Cayucos firefighter Oscar Higueros Jr. to 183 years and eight months in prison today for 25 crimes including forcible rape and human trafficking of a minor by force or... (Continue reading)

Central Coast counties rank in the top 6 for heroin overdoses

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo County ranked fourth per capita in heroin overdoses leading to hospitalizations in California in 2015 while Santa Barbara County ranked sixth, according to statistics from the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development.... (Continue reading)

Former Cal Poly football player sentenced to five years in prison

A former Cal Poly football player was sentenced to five years and two months in prison for trying to rob a San Luis Obispo fraternity house at gunpoint. The former wide receiver faced a minimum sentence of 4.5 years and... (Continue reading)

Nipomo woman receives 15 years to life for killing bicyclist

During a teary sentencing hearing, a San Luis Obispo judge ordered a Nipomo woman to serve 15 years to life in state prison for killing a bicyclist while driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. The woman also fled... (Continue reading)

Bakersfield police officer facing life in prison for drug trafficking

A former detective with the Bakersfield Police Department pleaded guilty today to trafficking methamphetamine, acting United States Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced. Patrick Mara, 36, faces a maximum statutory penalty of life in prison and a $10 million fine. While Mara... (Continue reading)

Gang member found dealing drugs in Pismo Beach hotel

Authorities arrested a Santa Maria gang member for dealing drugs out of a Pismo Beach hotel. A search of the man’s room reportedly produced more than 5 ounces of methamphetamine and more than 25 grams of heroin. The San Luis... (Continue reading)



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