SMASH unit arrests 4 in Victorville

VICTORVILLE – Four people were arrested, and a significant amount of PCP and methamphetamine was seized during a busy two days for a San Bernardino County gang suppression team earlier this week.

Weapons, cash and drug paraphernalia were also confiscated in separate raids executed by the Sheriff’s Movement Against Street Hoodlums (SMASH) unit Wednesday and Thursday.

Hugo Manzano, 30, of Hesperia, was arrested Wednesday during a traffic stop by Victor Valley station Deputy Tim Jackson at Hughes Road. Sheriff’s reports said that three-quarters of a pound of methamphetamine was discovered in his vehicle. Manzano was booked on charges of possession, transportation for sale of methamphetamine, and a parole violation.

According to a press release from sheriff’s spokeswoman Karen Hunt, a search warrant was later served in the 1600 block of Hughes Road – the residence from where Manzano had just come from – where investigators discovered more methamphetamine, four viles “which appeared to be PCP,” two unregistered handguns, plus cash, scales and other drug paraphernalia that related to the sale of methamphetamine.

The SMASH unit also discovered two other occupants at the Hughes Road location.
Breezy Bumpus, 21, whose hometown appears to be in the high desert area, gave a false identity to an officer, according to the release. Bumpus was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance after authorities also determined she was wanted on a no-bail felony warrant.

Robert Olivarez, 42, a felon identified as Bumpus’ boyfriend, was in possession of a firearm and narcotics, and was arrested on suspicion of committing a second unspecified offense while released from custody. According to the news release, he was also arrested on a gang enhancement charge.

During a separate operation, David Lawrence, 48, of Victorville was arrested  Thursday when police served a search warrant at the Red Roof Inn on Mariposa Road, an area known for drug activity. Police arrested Lawrence without incident on possession of methamphetamine.

All four individuals were booked into Victor Valley Jail, according to the release.

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