Traffic Stop Yields 40 Grams of Heroin

Traffic Stop Yields 40 Grams of Heroin

The San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s department arrested a man last week for transporting and possessing approximately 40 grams of heroin.

According to the sheriff’s office, one of its sheriff’s deputies that has a K9 unit was traveling westbound on Madonna Road when he stopped a Dodge Dakota pickup truck for a traffic violation.

The deputy stated the vehicle contained a driver and a passenger.

The deputy noticed a knife in the driver’s seat upon the driver exiting the vehicle.

The driver was Jacobcharles Michael Collins, 29, of Rio Vista. The passenger was Jason Michael Gauthier, 32, of San Luis Obispo.

During a search the Deputy discovered a digital scale hidden in Collins’ groin area as well as a large golf ball-sized package located in the same area.

When Collins  was asked about the package, Collins said it contained an opiate.

Investigators determined the package contained approximately 40 grams of heroin with a street value of about $5,000.

Collins was booked into SLO County Jail on charges of possession of a controlled substance and transportation of a controlled substance.

Gauthier, who was on felony probation, was also searched and a small amount of heroin was discovered in his wallet. He was charged with possession of a controlled substance.

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