Drug House Shut Down Next to Holtville High School

HOLTVILLE- After several reports from local residents of narcotic sales out of a home near a high school, authorities searched the residence and arrested a man on suspicion of drug possession and sales.

On Friday May 24, Imperial County Sheriff’s Investigators and Imperial County Narcotic Task Force Agents assisted the Imperial Valley Street Interdiction Team, serving a search warrant when uncovered an alleged drug house. The residence located on the 600 block of Olive Ave had been the subject of several recent complaints regarding the sale of narcotics and the proximity of the activity to the high school.

The drug house's proximity to Holtville High School was a major concern

During the search, authorities seized more than one pound of high-grade marijuana, scales and packing material, all of which were seized. In addition, several laptop computers, including one that was confirmed as stolen were found on the premises. The laptop had been reported stolen in an April burglary that took place on the 1200 block of Fiesta Ave in Calexico. Other electronic devices were also discovered in the residence with their serial numbers removed and were seized, pending further investigation.

The suspect at the scene was identified as Jeffrey Meek, 21, a Holtville residence. He was arrested and booked into the Imperial County Jail on suspicion of possession of marijuana for sale, possession of stolen property and possessing property with the manufacturers’ serial number removed or altered. In a press release, authorities praised residents for their diligence and partnership with the Sheriff’s Office, alerting authorities to the potential crime.

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