An investigation into an alleged heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine ring led to several arrests in the North County over the weekend.
After a two-month investigation, detectives with the Atascadero and Paso Robles police departments made five arrests in what officials call a major drug-trafficking operation.
On Saturday night, investigators asked a CHP officer to initiate a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Gabriel Pazrea, 26, of Paso Robles in the Cholame area of Highway 46.
The officer allegedly found an undisclosed amount of heroin and methamphetamine in the vehicle. Pazrea and his passengers, Cindy Campos and Beatriz Ramirez Rodriguez, both 21 of Paso Robles, were arrested on suspicion of possessing drugs for sale, criminal conspiracy and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Pazrea was also arrested on suspicion of committing a felony while out on bail.
Investigators then served a search warrant for Pazrea’s home on the 3400 block of Airport Road and allegedly discovered a quarter-pound of heroin, 20 grams of cocaine, a gram of meth and approximately $4,450 in cash.
According to the Atascadero Police Department, the drugs are worth about $16,500.
While police were searching the home, Allison Rae Trammel, 24, of Atascadero, and Brenton Albert Farrens, 26, of Paso Robles arrived at the residence.
When contacted by detectives, Trammel allegedly provided false information about her identity. Meanwhile, police discovered Farrens had a warrant outstanding for his arrest.
Officers searched the pair’s vehicle and allegedly found two grams of heroin and 2.5 grams of methamphetamine as well as $1,000 in cash.
According to Sgt. Tod Rehner of the Paso Robles Police Department, investigators suspect the pair of possessing the narcotics for sale due to evidence found on their cell phones.
Farrens and Trammel were arrested on suspicion of possession for sales and transportation of a controlled substance, possession for sales and transportation of illegal narcotics and conspiracy to sell narcotics, all felonies.
Trammel was also arrested on suspicion of false representation, a felony.
Farrens remained in San Luis Obispo County Jail on Monday evening in lieu of $35,000 bail, Trammel in lieu of $25,000 bail, and Pazrea in lieu of $100,000 bail. Campos and Ramirez Rodriguez were no longer listed in custody on jail logs.