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MONTEREY — 26-year-old Antonio Horace Rappa has been sentenced to 5 years in state prison for his role in an incident on December 14 of last year in which he was found to be in possession of heroin and methamphetamine for sale.
That day, a Pacific Grove officer initially stopped Rappa for a traffic violation. Given that Rappa was on parole, the officer had clearance to search the vehicle and discovered “25.2 grams of heroin, a scale, a pay owe sheet and four different cell phones.” He was arrested on the spot.
On January 1st of this year, an undercover officer arranged a meeting with Rappa to buy heroin. When the two met, the officer searched Rappa’s vehicle and found “26 grams of heroin, 27 grams of methamphetamine, 19 different prescription pills, 41 plastic zip lock baggies, a digital scale and $923.00 cash.”
On May 27th, while in custody at Monterey County Jail, Rappa was found smoking pot in his cell with three other inmates.