Six South County residents arrested after drugs found during search of Grover Beach home

newsroom@thetribunenews.comNovember 2, 2012 

Six South County residents were arrested Thursday morning after members of the county sheriff’s narcotics unit and deputy probation officers served a search warrant in the 100 block of Parkview Avenue in Grover Beach.

Narcotics detectives found varying amounts of heroin, methamphetamine, marijuana, prescription pills and more than 30 used hypodermic needles along with other items of drug paraphernalia, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

They also found a 2-year-old boy, the son of suspect Julie Nicole Datter. The boy was given to Child Protective Services.

Investigators said they found such deplorable conditions inside the home that it was deemed uninhabitable.

They arrested Amado Mendoza, 26, of Grover Beach, on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance for sale. He remained in County Jail this evening on a felony bench warrant.

Datter, 26, of Grover Beach, and Marc Fredrick Voorhies, 50, were both arrested on suspicion of willful cruelty to a child, a felony, and being under the influence of a controlled substance. Both remained in jail tonight.

Three other suspects, John Robert Copelandcobaugh, 25, of Grover Beach; Benjamin Edward Passant, 24, of Grover Beach; and Miller Chase Dittenhoefer, 27, of Nipomo, were all arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance. Of the three, only Copelandcobaugh remained in jail this evening.

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