Five North County residents were arrested last weekend as a result of a joint investigation by Atascadero and Paso Robles Police departments. The investigation, according to investigators, targeted a suspected drug-trafficking ring in the area responsible for bringing in methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin to northern San Luis Obispo County.
Investigators requested CHP to perform a traffic stop on a suspect vehicle on Saturday night. The traffic stop was done in the Cholame area of Hwy 46. CHP pulled over a vehicle driven by Gabriel Pazrea, 26, of Paso Robles. During the stop, the officer found an undisclosed amount of narcotics in the vehicle, consisting of heroin and meth.
There were two passengers also in the vehicle, Cindy Campos, 21, and Beatriz Ramirez Rodriguez, 21, both of Paso Robles. Officers arrested Pazrea, Campos and Rodriguez for felony counts of suspicion of possessing drugs for sale, criminal conspiracy and possession of drug paraphernalia. Pazrea received an extra charge of on suspicion of committing a felony while out on bail.
After the arrests, the investigation team served a search warrant on Pazrea’s residence on the 3400 block of Airport Road. There they discovered approximately a quarter-pound of heroin, 20 grams of cocaine, a gram of meth and approximately $4,450 in cash. During the search of the residence, two people showed up. They were Allison Rae Trammel, 24, of Atascadero, and Brenton Albert Farrens, 26, of Paso Robles. When officers questioned the pair, Trammel lied about her identity.
Once identified, officers discovered Farrens had a warrant for his arrest. Upon searching their vehicle, officers discovered two grams of heroin and 2.5 grams of meth. There was also approximately $1,000 in cash.
The pair were arrested for felony counts of suspicion of possession for sales and transportation of a controlled substance, possession for sales and transportation of illegal narcotics and conspiracy to sell narcotics.
Tribune: 5 arrested in connection with drug-trafficking
Daily News: Five arrested in major drug investigation