The Paso Robles Police Department Special Enforcement Team (SET) detectives cited four people possession of marijuana at an operation staged at Centennial Park last week.
According to PRPD, the department had received multiple complaints regarding individuals who would use the park to smoke marijuana. Complainants told police the illegal activity became very disruptive for those who wished to use the park for its recreational value.
SET members dressed in plain clothes and walked through the park in the afternoon hours and observed several individuals openly smoking marijuana. During the operation, detectives made 15 contacts that resulted in five suspects being detained and/or cited for marijuana related violations.
Police cited three adults and one juvenile were cited for possession of marijuana. Another female juvenile was under the influence of marijuana, but was turned over to a parent at the scene. All violations were treated as infractions and no arrests were made.