Raul got 4 years in county jail. Drugs, they make you stupid.
On April 29 shortly after 1 a.m., Pacific Grove police officers checked an illegally parked vehicle on Ocean View Boulevard near the beach and searched 40-year-old Raul Tapia and 39-year-old Monica Gallegos, who was with him, pursuant to the terms of his probation. At the time, officers reported finding drugs and “a dangerous weapon.” Duffy said they found 6.1 grams of methamphetamine concealed in a hole in the driver’s seat, and located a pipe, 4.5 grams of heroin, and four bottles of Jim Beam bourbon elsewhere in Tapia’s car
A package containing furanyl-fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, sent through the Postal Service to a subject in Monterey was intercepted Monday. Deputies and the DEA served a two-location federal search warrant in Monterey on Tuesday and arrested Madeline Sweet, 28, and her boyfriend, Everette Cody Reed, 28. Both were taken to county jail. Sweet and Reed face up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine.
Kudos to the Samaritan that tackled one of the druggies. I don’t know anyone that would want a drug lab endangering the block.
Justin Kelly, 27, and Camille Voye, 23, both of Monterey, were arrested during a search around 1:45 p.m. in the 600 block of David Avenue, where investigators found a butane honey oil lab, said Monterey police acting Cmdr. Mike Bruno, a member of the team.
When detectives from the team arrived to serve the warrant, Kelly fled through a back door and ran to a side yard, according to Bruno.
The 27-year-old jumped over fences but was tackled to the ground by a good Samaritan and taken into custody in the 500 block of David Avenue, Bruno said.
Detectives also found 21 pounds of marijuana a half-ounce of heroin, concentrated cannabis, evidence of drug sales and drug paraphernalia at the home, according to Bruno.
And charged with cruelty to animals for having a puppy in the car.
Law enforcement from Monterey, Seaside, Marina, Sand City, California Highway Patrol, the Presidio of Monterey, and the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office pursued the vehicle.
The suspects were stopped near the intersection of Las Palmas Parkway and River Road in Salinas. The male driver and female passenger were taken into custody.
The driver, a 35 year old man from Seaside, was arrested and charged with evading a peace officer, reckless driving, driving in the opposite direction of traffic, possession of methamphetamine, and being under the influence of a controlled substance.
The female passenger, a 36 year old from Pacific Grove, was arrested and charged with possession of narcotic drugs and possession of burglars’ tools.
“The goal of the program is to allow citizens to deliver all of their unused, unwanted or expired medications to law enforcement officials who can in turn dispose of these controlled substances in a safe, secure and non-hazardous manner, potentially saving lives and protecting the ecosystem,” according to PGPD Cmdr. John Miller.
The program is anonymous, and medications may be dropped off in their original containers or deposited directly in the disposal bin. Liquid products should remain sealed.
When police arrived on scene, they saw 19-year-old Jeffrey Rutt of Pacific Grove, inside the apartment and called for him to come out. However, Rutt refused to comply. So police called the Monterey County Sheriff’s Department for assistance.
Guns were drawn and officers used a bull horn to get Rutt to come out. After an hour, Rutt surrendered. Police arrested him for being under the influence of a controlled substance. They don’t know if Rutt lives there, but do know he’s been to that apartment from time to time.
Calling 911 while on drugs, Check. Shooting indoors, Check. Lasers, Check. Yep, weird.
Officers said emergency dispatchers received multiple calls around 12:50 a.m. from an apartment on Arkwright Court, with the callers reporting laser lights flashing, a robbery and being chased by “people and cars.”
Police arrived and arrested Ian Peel, 41, Jeffrey Rutt, 19, and Sean Lessen-Dees, 18, all described as residents of the apartment.
Charges included being under the influence of a controlled substance, drug and paraphernalia possession, and negligent discharge of a firearm.
Police said they found a loaded .357 Magnum revolver that had been fired inside the apartment.
Officers said they responded to the 500 block of Grove Acre Avenue after receiving a report of a suspicious vehicle in the area, and they found Manuel Amorin in possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia.
According to police records, Amorin was recently released from jail after posting bail for another drug-related incident.