Even as the national economy continues its slow recovery and consumer spending remains challenged by the exigencies of ongoing unemployment levels throughout the nation, Santa Barbara entrepreneurs of the illegal sort have apparently not curtailed their business endeavors. The bottom line is clear: illegal drug sales are as active as ever, and remain a constant threat to the social fabric and sanctity of the Central Coast’s “Mission City.”
Evidence of this phenomenon was exemplified once again by the arrest on March 20th of Donald Windsor, a known 29-year-old probationer, and his associate, Cassidy Morse, 25, a man wanted on an active felony warrant, by SBSD Narcotics Detectives.
According to Santa Barbara County Sheriff Public Information Officer Kelly Hoover, when both of these gentlemen were observed by SBSD walking through downtown Santa Barbara just after 9:00 a.m., “detectives contacted both subjects.” As per the guidelines of his probation, Windsor was obliged to submit to a street search which revealed him to be in possession of 57 plastic baggies containing heroin in the total amount of ½ ounce with a street value of approximately $1,500.
Morse was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia, and both men were arrested at the scene without further incident and booked into Santa Barbara County Jail on charges of possession of a controlled substance, transportation of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bail for Windsor was set at $35,000, while Morse’s felony warrant made bail a moot issue.
Photos: Courtesy Santa Barbara County Jail Booking
and Contributed photo from Santa Barbara’s County Sheriffs Department.
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