Crime

San Simeon man arrested after selling meth to detectives, authorities say

Uriel Avina Moreno, 27, of San Simeon was arrested Wednesday, July 6, 2011, on suspicion of five counts each of selling, distributing and transporting a controlled substance. Read more »
Uriel Avina Moreno, 27, of San Simeon was arrested Wednesday, July 6, 2011, on suspicion of five counts each of selling, distributing and transporting a controlled substance. Read more »

A 27-year-old San Simeon resident was arrested last week on suspicion of five counts each of selling, distributing and transporting a controlled substance, all felonies, according to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department.

Uriel Avina Moreno was arrested without incident in San Simeon on July 6 at 6:07 p.m. after a two-month-long investigation by sheriff’s narcotics detectives. Moreno was booked into San Luis Obispo County Jail in lieu of $200,000 bail and has since posted bond and is no longer in custody.

The detectives, working undercover, had received information that Moreno was selling methamphetamine in the San Simeon area, said sheriff’s spokesman Rob Bryn. Detectives met Moreno five times over a two-month period and purchased a total of three-quarters of a pound of methamphetamine, Bryn said.

The monetary value of the meth was not immediately available. Other arrests are not expected at this time, Bryn said.

He could not release additional details including where the narcotics were sold. The exact address of Moreno’s arrest was unknown.

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