Photo: John Arthur Budd, Jr.
Originally published as two San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office press releases –
Two arrests were recently made for drug possession. First, on March 25th, the Probation Department served a search warrant at a residence in the 1200 block of Corral Creek Avenue in Paso Robles.
A K-9 assisted in the apartment search, in which a bag of meth and baggies heroin were discovered.
A backpack in the bedroom contained “evidence that was consistent with the sales of narcotics including two digital scales, packaging and a ledger book.”
The total seized was a pound of meth, 122 grams of heroin and 4 grams of fentanyl. The total street value is $15,500.
Detectives also found $11,000 in cash and a Glock 19 “Ghost Gun.”
23-year-old Mario Enrique Saucedo Rodriguez was arrested for possession of a controlled substance for sale and possession of a narcotic controlled substance for sale.
Then, on March 30, a deputy conducted a traffic stop and recognized the vehicle’s driver as 46-year-old John Arthur Budd, Jr.
The parolee was driving with 1.14 pounds of meth and 23.3 grams of heroin. The combined street value of the two drugs is $7,500.
Budd was booked on charges of possessions of narcotics for sale and transportation of a controlled substance.