Drug Bust Results in Westside Man’s Arrest

Juvenile Also Charged With Possession, Sale, and Child Endangerment

Santa Barbara Police announced today that several months of investigation by narcotics officers had resulted in the March 5 arrest of a 24-year-old Santa Barbara resident on charges of possession of cocaine, sale of cocaine, child endangerment, and using a child to help make drug sales. Also arrested was a juvenile, who is currently being held in juvenile hall on charges possession and sale of cocaine and child endangerment.

According to a statement from police spokesperson Sgt. Lorenzo Duarte, after having long suspected the man of dealing drugs from his apartment in the 500 block of West Pueblo Street, officers obtained a warrant for the man’s apartment, searched it, and found approximately one ounce of powder cocaine, $4,494 cash, scales and packaging materials. The child endangerment charges stem from the fact that a 5-year-old also lived in the arrested man’s apartment.

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