Deputies posed as students for Riverside County school drug busts

By Jason Wells and Robert J. Lopez
December 13, 2013, 11:06 a.m.

The arrest of 25 students at two Riverside County high schools on Thursday came as a result of two deputies spending a semester undercover on the campuses, officials said.

What they uncovered led to the arrests at Perris High School in Perris and Paloma Valley High School in Menifee, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said. Investigators seized marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, hashish and prescription pills, the department said in a statement.

Perris Union High School District Supt. Jonathan Greenberg told KCAL-TV Channel 5 that the undercover operations were offered to the school district “as an opportunity.”

“We didn’t hesitate to jump aboard,” he said.

After a semester-long investigation, Greenberg said he was notified early Thursday that the arrests would be made at the campuses.

Two of the students arrested are adults — Serina Ramirez, 18, and Erick De La Cruz, 19. The identities of the other students were not released because they are minors.

The minors were processed at juvenile hall, and the two adults were booked at a county jail.

Greenberg told KCAL that the arrests and scope of the alleged drug operations should not reflect on the school campuses.

“We think those schools, both of them, are great schools, and unfortunately these students were bringing those schools down, in our opinion,” he said.

Read more here: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-deputies-undercover-riverside-county-schools-20131213,0,6138252.story#ixzz2nNxMHEjk

Posted by on Dec 13 2013. Filed under Policing. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

Leave a Reply

*

Search Archive

Search by Date
Search by Category
Search with Google

Photo Gallery

Log in |
  • My Kingdom Come – 2015
  • Hispanic Gangs
  • Homies Figures – The Original Homies
  • Prison Gangs
  • The Inside Man – Confidential Informant, Los Angeles Gangs & the LAPD
  • Email
  • Connecticut Drug Threat Assessment report – 2003
  • Dianne Feinstein Report, The Gang Prevention and Effective Deterrence Act: Combating the Spread of Gang Violence – 2003
  • National Alliance of Gang Investigators 2005
  • L.A. Area Terrorized by Marauding Youngsters
  • Other Cities
  • Three persons were killed by shotgun blast in hotel on Vermont Avenue, 1979
  • Jamiel’s Law, proposed by Mayoral candiate Walter Moore
  • MAYOR VILLARAIGOSA, CHIEF BRATTON, AND LOCAL AND FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES ANNOUNCE MAJOR CRACKDOWN ON L.A. STREET GANGS
  • Los Angeles Police Gang Enforcement Initiaitives – 2007
  • Passing of Vincent A Alonso
  • SG Music Group
  • Crip Gangs
  • Bloods
  • Asian Gangs
  • Forums
  • Shop
  • Injunctions
  • contact
  • Resources