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Heroin Dealers Arrested
updated: Jan 30, 2013, 2:30 PM

Source: SBPD

On January 22, 2013 Randall John Leong, age 28, of unincorporated Santa Barbara, was arrested for several charges stemming from the sale of heroin. Santa Barbara Police Department Narcotics detectives had received a tip that Leong was selling heroin in both the city and county areas of Santa Barbara; and on January 22, 2013 the detectives conducted a surveillance of him. They followed Leong back and forth between Santa Barbara and Ventura and observed him make contacts with individuals consistent with the sale of narcotics. The detectives conducted a traffic stop on Leong on 400 Old Coast Highway and searched him. Leong had a baggie in the front of this pants that contained 102 bindles of black tar heroin valued at $30.00 each. He was also found to be in possession of a small quantity of methamphetamine and a meth pipe. Leong was arrested and booked into Santa Barbara County Jail for the felonies of possession of heroin for sale, heroin sales, transportation of heroin, possession of methamphetamine, and transportation of methamphetamine. He was also booked for possession of narcotics paraphernalia, a misdemeanor. His bail amount is $30,000.00.

On January 26, 2013 a two-month long investigation culminated with the arrest of Jorge Madrigal Contreras, age 40, of unincorporated Santa Barbara, for charges stemming from the distribution of methamphetamine to local drug dealers. On January 25, 2013 SBPD Narcotics detectives obtained a search warrant for Contreras's residence on 4800 San Simeon Drive. On January 26, 2013 they conducted surveillance of the residence and stopped Contreras when he drove away from it. The detectives executed the search warrant and found Contreras to have 2 bindles of methamphetamine and a meth pipe in his pants pocket. Inside of his residence they found an additional 2.4 pounds of methamphetamine, $19,153.00 in cash, and scales and other items used for preparing methamphetamine for sale. The methamphetamine is valued at $25,000.00. Contreras was arrested and booked into Santa Barbara County Jail for the felonies of possession of methamphetamine for sale and transportation of methamphetamine, as well as the misdemeanor of possession of narcotics paraphernalia. His bail amount is $100,000.00.

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 COMMENT 369090P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-30 02:36 PM

The mugs seem to indicate both of these fine, young lads have some sort of facial scars or scratch marks.

I wonder if they each own a cat that likes to scratch when they play with it?


 COMMENT 369112 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-30 03:20 PM

Yes, a cat named 'Crystal'.....


 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-30 03:24 PM

Good looking young man he should do well in jail.


 COMMENT 369162P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-30 04:32 PM

Thank you SBPD! We're grateful for every one of these guys that you take off the streets.


 COMMENT 369267 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-31 03:13 AM

Good work! That's a heck of a huge haul-tweakers are evil!


 COMMENT 369297 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-31 07:21 AM

Awesome job SBPD but what's up with the courts? $30k bail for the heroin dealer and $100k bail for the meth dealer? Is there any guideline to follow or is this random and up to whichever judge is presiding?


 COMMENT 369368 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-01-31 09:41 AM

This is a keystone cops court system we have who gives a 1 00,000$ bail for $5000 worth of vandalism,to the rich actors around here. That's why we have a supreme court for appeals when there's any let's say errors or mistakes by this court system nd district attorneys,here in fine sb county. You probably will disagree with me until your caught up in the system by some unfortunate reason you might be arrested for guilty or not and the da's office has a 99% conviction success rate.

Well we get what we vote for and allow I guess. Good job santa Barbara county sincerely

The sheeple.


 COMMENT 369903 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-01 11:39 AM

Legalize the drugs already this is ridiculous. Spending something like 40,000 dollars a year to house a prisoner for something like drugs seems insane. Spending billions to fight a "war on drugs" every year for something like 40 years now? Prohibition does not work. If anything it makes the drugs more deadly because the make shift labs I'm sure are following the same standards as a normal legal drug lab. So just legalize it, regulate and tax the hell out of it. Addiction is a social/medical problem and other countries that have realized this have seen the use of drugs and drug related crime decrease. Alcohol in prohibition caused a rise in crime and made many people criminals that today would just be home brewers. We need to progress as a society.


 COMMENT 402104 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-04-26 01:54 PM

I just found this article about Randall John Leong selling Heroin, I went to UCSB with him; was he sentenced and is he doing time in county jail? So many felonies, I'm so sad he became a drug dealer here in Santa Barbara.


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