The Grover Beach Police Department arrested two men on narcotics-related charges after police received a tip on Thursday.
According to GBPD, they were notified around 10:46 p.m. of a possible drug transaction on the 100 block of Carmelde Lane. A vehicle associated with the alleged transaction was identified by police and then followed by responding officers as it left the area. The vehicle was a tan Chevy Blazer.
An officer pulled over the Blazer on the 200 block of West Branch Street in Arroyo Grande. The driver was identified as Allen Michael Thompson, 26 of Nipomo. Thompson was allegedly driving with a suspended license. The passenger was identified as Jordan William King. Both King and Thompson were on probation at the time of the stop. Thompson was also on SLOPD’s “CrimeStoppers Most Wanted Wednesday” that week.
Officers searched the vehicle and discovered illegal narcotics, controlled substances and a firearm. Discovery of these items led officers to conduct a probation search at King’s residence on the 100 block of Carmelde Lane.
Assisting GBPD with the search were the San Luis Obispo County Probation Department and the SLO County Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Unit.
Thompson was arrested for possession and transportation of narcotics and controlled substances, possession of narcotics and controlled substances for sale, transportation of marijuana for sale, being a felon in possession of a firearm, felony probation violations, driving on a suspended license, and on six outstanding warrants for his arrest., which were mostly for failure to appear on previous drugs and weapons charges.
King was arrested for possession and transportation of narcotics and controlled substances, possession of narcotics and controlled substances for sale, and for probation violations. Both Thompson and King were transported and booked into San Luis Obispo County Jail. Thompson’s bail was set at $355,000.
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