Four men arrested on drug charges in Paso Robles

mfountain@thetribunenews.comFebruary 3, 2014 

Police officers served a search warrant in the 800 block of 28th Street in Paso Robles on Friday, resulting in four arrests on a variety of narcotics and weapons-related charges.

Authorities searched the home of Philip Dery, 36, of Paso Robles, and arrested three other people who were in the residence at the time of the search.

According to a news release from the Paso Robles Police Department, officers discovered 1.1 grams of heroin, 2.4 grams of methamphetamine, various prescription pills, hypodermic needles, other drug paraphernalia, and approximately $1,000 in cash.

Two loaded handguns were also found, including one hidden under a couch cushion where the suspects were sitting when officers entered the home. One handgun had been reported stolen and the other was unregistered, according to the news release.

Officers arrested Dery on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, possession of a stolen firearm and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Additionally, Scott Jackson, 29, and Walter Gray, 56, both of Paso Robles, were arrested on suspicion of possessing or being under the influence of a controlled substance. A third man was also arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance.

As of Monday morning, the four were no longer in custody at San Luis Obispo County jail.

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