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Couple Arrested for Drug Sales, Child Endangerment


Friday, July 25, 2014

Santa Barbara police arrested a married couple this week for possession and sale of methamphetamine and child endangerment.

Armando Arrayga
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Armando Arrayga

Armando Arrayga, 27, and Jessica Arrayga, 25, who live in the 300 block of Loma Alta Drive and have a 9-year-old son, were found in possession of 138.7 grams of meth, a scale, baggies, and what police called “a California compliant AR-15 rifle” with two loaded 10-round magazines. The drugs were discovered “on top of a dresser in a room all three family members share and accessible to the Arraygas’ son,” said police spokesperson Sgt. Riley Harwood in a statement. “The methamphetamine, if ingested, could cause death.”

Jessica Jasmin Arrayga
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Jessica Jasmin Arrayga

The Arraygas, each facing multiple felony counts, are also charged with the enhancement of dealing drugs within 1,000 feet of a school. The couple is being held in County Jail on $100,000 bail each. At the time of their arrest, their son was left in the care of a grandparent. Santa Barbara County Child Welfare Services will be notified, Harwood said.

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