New Monterey Meth Pusher Busted

Officers said they watched Leopold Cortes for about two months as they investigated his alleged involvement in high volume methamphetamine sales. That investigation culminated with warrants being served on 1113 McClellan Avenue, Apt. A in Monterey and on 1158 Kenneth Street in Seaside.

Investigators seized two stolen vehicles, two assault rifles, a shotgun, two pistols, one revolver, two rifles, a shotgun, hundreds of rounds of ammunition, more than one pound of methamphetamine, marijuana, hashish, evidence of drug sales and approximately $71,000 in cash.

New Monterey Meth Pusher Busted

Jason Chioino Files Claims Against County

County supervisors have denied two claims brought Tuesday afternoon by Jason Chioino, who is facing trial on three counts of possessing drugs with intent to sell.

One claim seeks compensation for allegedly being exposed to asbestos in the Salinas Courthouse. The second claim asserts that the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office improperly restrained Chioino, physically harming him.

Chioino’s record includes felony convictions for kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon and breaking and entering. He has served two prison terms.

Chioino is awaiting a Nov. 9 hearing to set the date of his jury trial. He is representing himself, said prosecutor Anne Hill.

Concerned that he have been exposed to asbestos but uses meth? Can’t brush his teeth while shackled is the other reason, he has teethe after using meth? Sounds like the American Criminal Liberties Union is recruiting out at CJ.

This man was allegedly caught in PG with a pound of Meth. And now of a sudden he is all concerned about his health? I got a big claim in return – endangering me an my family by bringing dangerous drugs and their users to my town. The compensation? Lock him up for life.

Jason Chioino Files Claims Against County