The infamous traffic stop on August 2nd on Highway 46 East unearthed a cache of drugs, cash and little else –
K-9 Rooster sniffed around their vehicle and smelled narcotics. Deputies discovered cocaine and suspected counterfeit hydrocodone pills, and $1,500 cash.
The investigation continued at their apartment in Paso Robles with a search warrant, where more hydrocodone pills were discovered, as well as 3/4 pound of heroin worth $10,000.
The pair were arrested for possession of a controlled substance for sale and transporting/selling a controlled substance.
Approximately 2,000 pills that were a mix of fentanyl and tramadol were seized, pills with a street value of $20,000.
The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department notes that “fourteen deaths were attributed to fentanyl last year and 12 deaths have been reported so far in 2020. Due to the zero-bail policy, Garcia and Chavez, for the various felonies committed, were released back into the community within 4 hours of being booked into San Luis Obispo County Jail.”