ARROYO GRANDE – Police arrested eight of ten occupants bright and early Thursday morning at a house in this small, Mayberry-like town. Five months of investigation culminated in a search warrant.
During the search of 1065 Sunset Drive, police found heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine and cash, according to the Cmdr. Kevin McBride of Arroyo Grande Police Department. Police took all eight suspects to San Luis Obispo County Jail.
“Seven people came up (to) thank (us) after the arrest and said, ‘Now our kids can ride their bikes around here without us having to worry,’” said McBride. He added that because of this successful investigation, other local drug rings may be exposed in the near future.
A list of the suspects follows. Misdemeanors are not listed for those with felony charges.
- David Blashaw, 39, of Arroyo Grande, charged with felony possession of heroin for sale and felony possession of methamphetamine
- Haley Dockstader, 20, of Arroyo Grande, charged with felony possession of heroin for sale and felony bringing controlled substance into jail
- Dani Niemas, 39, of Arroyo Grande, charged with felony possession of heroin for sale
- Kara Jeffords, 30, Bay Area transient, charged with felony possession of heroin, methamphetamine and cocaine; wanted on felony and misdemeanor warrants
- Matt Jeffers, 33, of Orcutt, charged with felony possession of heroin
- Dustin Palmer, 29, of Oceano, charged with felony post-release community supervision/probation violation
- Reynaldo Herrera, 32, local transient, charged with misdemeanor possession of paraphernalia
- Kaney Hughes, 28, local transient, wanted on two misdemeanor warrants
The city Building Department red-tagged the residence for electrical and other issues, rendering it uninhabitable. Three dogs onsite were taken to San Luis Obispo County Animal Control.
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