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Carpinteria Drug Arrests
updated: Nov 30, 2012, 1:33 PM

Source: Santa Barbara Sheriff's Department

On 11-30-2012, at approximately 0700 hours, deputies from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department served a search warrant at 4870 Malibu Drive, Carpinteria.

As a result of an on-going marijuana growing investigation a search warrant was obtained by patrol deputies. In conjunction with narcotics and criminal investigations detectives, the search warrant was served at the single family residence that was also located in close proximity to an elementary school. Located during the execution of the search warrant was; approximately 88 growing marijuana plants (in various stages of growth, from seedlings to mature plants), a sophisticated growing operation in three separate locations on the property, a small amount of suspected methamphetamines, packaged and processed marijuana, and evidence of sales of marijuana.

Four individuals were arrested at the residence and booked at the Santa Barbara County Jail for various drug related charges. Arrested at the residence were:

Brain Lopez Sr. DOB 1-22-1960
11359 H&S (Possession for Sales of Marijuana)
11358 H&S (Cultivation of Marijuana)
11550 H&S (Under the influence of a Controlled Substance)
11377 H&S (Possession of Methamphetamines)

Amber Iverson, DOB 4-1-1985
11377 H&S (Possession of Methamphetamines)
11550 H&S (Under the influence of a Controlled Substance)

Patrick Bollinger, DOB 4-27-1975
11550 H&S (Under the influence of a Controlled Substance)

Irene Hernandez, DOB 2-27-1963
11550 H&S (Under the influence of a Controlled Substance)
11377 H&S (Possession of Methamphetamines)

This investigation is on-going and will be submitted to the District Attorney for filing of charges.


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