UNET Team Nets One In Hollister Warrant Search

UNET Team Nets One In Hollister Warrant Search

Suspect Was Out On Bail On Other Drug Charges

HOLLISTER— Police served a search warrant at a home in northwest Hollister, near Calaveras Elementary School, after an investigation provided evidence that the residents were selling drugs on the property. Arrested in the investigation was 32-year-old Jason Lucas Castro.

Officer Miguel Masso of the Hollister Police Department was conducting the investigation of Castro, who was out on bail on other drug charges. Officer Masso obtained a warrant to search the suspected property on the 1600 block of Buena Vista Road in San Benito County.

On Thursday March 5, the United Narcotic Enforcement Team (UNET) assisted the Hollister Police Department, The San Benito County Probation Department and the San Benito County Sheriff’s Office in the execution of the warrant.

The raid produced over four pounds of marijuana, suspected concentrated cannabis, methamphetamine, scales, drug paraphernalia, gun ammunition and packaging material consistent with the sales of drugs.

The search was at a property on Buena Vista Road near agricultural fields.

The search was at a property on Buena Vista Road near agricultural fields.

Castro, who was at the house during the search, was arrested and transported to the San Benito County Jail where he was booked on charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana for sale, being a felon in possession of live ammunition, possession of a controlled substance for sale and committing a crime while out on bail. His listed residence, however, is a mile away on Central Avenue.

Records show that Castro has been arrested frequently in the past year. He has seven arrests since February 2014 for driving on a suspended license, failure to register a vehicle, possession and transportation of a controlled substance for sale, and DUI. Records going back to 2010 show several other arrests for various drug and paraphernalia charges along with parole violations, including bringing a controlled substance into jail in September of 2013.

Officer Masso is still investigating this incident.  Anyone with information on this case is asked to call him at 1-831-636-4330.  Persons wishing to remain anonymous can all the WeTip Hotline at 1-800-87-CRIME.  Information provided to WeTip may qualify for a reward.

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