Isla Vista – As we all know, there’s no accounting for the musical tastes of others, but apparently it’s not only senior citizen drivers who are sensitive to the chest-pounding thump-thump-ka-thump music emanating from the powerful after-market speakers of vehicles driven by their younger counterparts; sometimes even the cops find the music so loud as to qualify as a code violation.
Such was the case on January 17th when Officers of the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Isla Vista Foot Patrol pulled over the car driven Julius Perdomo, 25, with the intention of simply citing him for excessively amplified music. But when the traffic stop was under way, “Perdomo was found to be in possession of almost one pound of marijuana,” as reported to SBSD Public Information Officer Kelly Hoover. With that discovery, the interest of the deputies was undoubtedly heightened, and when additional evidence of an enterprise involving the sales of narcotics was revealed, Perdomo was taken into custody.
The field investigation of Perdomo indicated that his live-in girlfriend and he occupied a nearby apartment residence, which soon led to the issuance of a warrant for a search of those premises. Wasting little time, Deputies then served the warrant and, as reported by Hoover, “discovered 58 pounds of processes marijuana, one pound of psilocybin mushrooms, and 42 grams of concentrated cannabis.” Perdomo’s girlfriend, Sarah Pet, 23, was at home at the time and was herself promptly taken into custody.
Perhaps inspired by the trove of illegal drugs to which Perdomo’s loud music had taken them to, Detectives pursued and served additional warrants of Perdomo’s bank accounts, and later discovered cash on hand totaling $127,000, all of which was seized and taken into evidence while Perdomo and Pet were transported to Santa Barbara County Jail on charges of criminal conspiracy, possession of marijuana for sale and possession of psilocybin mushrooms for sale. Perdomo’s bail was set at $30,000, while Pet was released on her own recognizance “pending her court date,” Hoover said.
Photos: Courtesy Santa Barbara County Sheriff, Santa Barbara County Jail Booking
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