23 Pounds of Meth Tells the Tale

23 Pounds of Meth Tells the Tale

Santa Barbara – When 35-year-old Santa Barbara resident George Elder Jolly was busted on June 16th, area law enforcement found themselves dealing with a plethora of evidence leading to the recent arrests of another eight individuals involved in the active trafficking of narcotics.

When Jolly blew a stop sign in the City of Carpinteria, the local deputy assigned to street patrol (which usually involves little more than the enforcement of animal control regulations or ordinances focused upon sidewalk skateboarding) conducted a straightforward “traffic stop,” only to find himself the target of vehicular assault when Jolly nearly ran the cop over as he made his escape onto the 101 northbound freeway. Of course, it wasn’t long before Jolly crashed his car, fled on foot, and was ultimately run down by a Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Unit (the kind with teeth).

Once Jolly was taken into custody, he was found to be in possession of six pounds of methamphetamine and a half pound of heroin, and was summarily booked into Santa Barbara County Jail on narcotics violations as well as felony evasion and assault with a deadly weapon upon a police officer. According to SBSD Public Information officer Kelly Hoover, it was during Jolly’s stay in the Santa Barbara County Jail that “the investigation into his drug trafficking organization continued.” That work, conducted by a joint task force involving member of the SBSD, the Santa Barbara Police Department, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, and the Drug Enforcement Agency, ultimately produced “numerous search and arrest warrants” which were served on July 14th in both Santa Barbara County and Los Angeles County.

Pursuant to the execution of those search warrants, 23 pounds of methamphetamine, five pounds of heroin, 21 firearms, and a large amount of cash were seized, which led to three additional suspects arrested in the Santa Barbara area, while another five individuals were booked on narcotics charges in Los Angeles; Hoover did not identify any of these additional suspects by name at this time.

Read More: CrimeVoice – Not-So-Jolly Meth-fueled Car Chase

Photo: courtesy Santa Barbara County Jail Booking

23 Pounds of Meth Tells the Tale was last modified: July 23rd, 2015 by admin
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